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Re: Cannot seem to commit binary type files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:59:14 -0500

2010/1/6 D e e l o r e a n <deelorean_at_hotmail.com>:
> Hopefully someone out there could help me out with this dilemma which has
> been bothering me for the past two days or so.
> I installed TortoiseSVN for a personal project. My plan was to have my
> working folder on my local hard drive while my repository stored on an FTP
> server.
> I used Netdrive to map the FTP folder location to "M:" drive so that
> TortoiseSVN could easily access it.
> I created the repository locally and then copied it across to my FTP server.
> Then did a checkout to my local working folder.
> Everything worked smoothly, and I have no problems commiting both folders
> and text files, but when it comes to binary files (MIME Type:
> Applications/Octet-Stream)
> TortoiseSVN hangs completely and I am forced to restart the computer (I'm
> running WindowsXP in BootCamp on an Imac).
> So far I tried commiting binaries such as *.tga, *.png, *.jpg, *.exe, etc.
> Without any luck.
> I contacted my server provider and they checked everything on their side and
> told me that everything looks fine; the transfer log, the permissions set on
> the folders were ok.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Just so I have this straight: You have a repository which you created
locally, then FTP'd to a remote server. You then mapped a drive letter
(M) to that FTP server, and are accessing that repository via the
file:/// access method?

If that's the case, I'm surprised that you can commit anything at all.
This is in no way a supported, recommended, or I suspect even
thought-of configuration. Subversion and FTP simply aren't meant to be
used in this way and anything that "works" is more by luck than
anything else. You're bending, mangling and torturing several pieces
of software in ways that they were never intended to be used.


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