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Re: Unable to check out into a mapped drive with VMWare ....

From: Nicolas Goutte <nicolas.goutte_at_extragroup.de>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:16:37 +0200

Am 02.09.2010 um 12:57 schrieb Naipaul:

> I had a Windows only machine and I have now move to a Linux Machine
> because of a requirement for 64bit VMWare etc.
> To maintain work on old MS Documents for customers I am running
> Windows in VMWare with mapped drives to the Linux machine. I have
> migrated the repository from the windows machine to the Linux machine
> (7GB). I am planning to use the Windows VM as a processing front-end
> to the Linux box, to get access to the better tools in Windows than in
> Linux - possibly having the best of both worlds ...
> I could view the repository using Tortoise but could not check-in or
> check-out any files. Any changes were detected, but could not manage
> them
> I configured svnserve on the Linux box and now I can do the
> following:-
> a) Browse the repository using svn://userID@host/project-in-repos/
> files
> b) Import directory trees from the Windows VM into the Linux
> repository - (wow)
> c) I can check-in updates on modified files, successfully !!! (wow)
> I cannot do the following:-
> a) checkout any new projects or files into the mapped drive to the
> Linux server
> - the top level directory is created + the .svn directory,
> then I get an error message stating that the .svn directory cannot be
> created as it already exists ==> tortoise just created it
> b) I cannot add new/checkout files to the repository, using the
> tortoise "+" submenu ....
> TEST: I can checkout projects from the repository in a truly local
> directory within the Windows VM Image.
> I thought that I was doing so well.
> Any hints on how to go forward ?

I would check permissions. The user used for Windows is probably not
the one used on Linux.

Also perhaps you should try to reproduce this with the Subversion
command line client to exclude that this is a TortoiseSVN-specific

Otherwise I would suggest to use svnserve locally in the OS where you
have the repository and update/commit per svn:// in a native
filesystem on the OS you want to use.

Have a nice day!

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