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Re: Bug Report

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 19:56:57 +0200

Twilight Princess wrote:
> Description: TortoiseSVN does not play nice with soft links (aka
> symbolic links).
> Full explanation: If the log viewer is launched inside a source
> directory accessed via a symbolic link, it will fail. In latest
> stable, the program will display an error it cannot find
> "source_directory\..\.svn" (parent directory of source directory). In
> latest trunk, an error will display, but it's empty.
> How to reproduce: On my system, I have the source stored in C:\Ascent
> Source. I also have a symbolic link at D:\Stuff\Wow\Ascent Source to
> C:\Ascent Source.
> I navigate to my symbolic link to the source directory, right-click ->
> TortoiseSVN -> Show log.
> When doing this from C:\Ascent Source, everything works fine.
> But when trying to do so from D:\Stuff\Wow\Ascent Source, it fails.
>
> I'm not sure if it's actually related to a link or whatever, but I
> know that it happens everytime I try.
> Using Windows XP Professional, SP2 (NTFS drives, of course).

Thanks for the report. I could reproduce the problem, but unfortunately
the fix is outside of TSVNs realm. The problem is in the Subversion library.

I've reported the problem on the Subversion mailing list.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-05-01 19:57:09 CEST

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