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Re: Tortoise shows obstructed directory when using samba

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 07:42:02 -0500

On Jan 3, 2008 5:04 AM, Rob Aldred <rob_at_webmaint.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have noticed a bug or incompatibility with symlinks when using
> tortoise svn with a mapped drive on samba,
> I have a centos installation running on vmware on my windows machine
> running samba, I have mapped my checked out copy to drive R:
> I have a symlink in one of the checked out directories when I commit, it
> tortoise moans that the directory is obstructed it leave it unchecked.
> executing the command svn status at shell on my centos installation
> shows nothing, so I am presuming this is a bug or incompatibility when
> using tortoise in this way.

I think it's more an issue of Windows not understanding symlinks in
the first place. Be advised that sharing a working copy between users
and/or OSes (which you're doing in this example) is not supported; in
fact, it's discouraged, because of incompatibilities like this.

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