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

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:25:39 -0400

> 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 think there are issues with certain versions of samba... when mapping to it from Windows that causes problems with svn. Why would you want to checkout to a mapped drive on the host to work in windows? Why not just check out to the virtual disk?

Also, make sure you don't share a repository that you checked out in Linux with Windows or vice versa... it will cause problems from what I have seen following these mail lists for years now.



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Received on 2010-09-02 16:25:52 CEST

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