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Re: TortoiseSVN: Problems with archived files on Windows

From: Felix Saphir <felix.saphir_at_kantarmedia.de>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:53:19 +0100

Am 05.11.2010 16:48, schrieb Keith Lines:
> Recently we've implemented file archiving on Windows servers using
> Symantec Enterprise Vault. This works by replacing files that haven't
> been accessed for a certain amount of time with placeholder files.
> These work like normal files in so far as standard operations go
> (open/read/write/close). However, we have a problem using TortoiseSVN.
> For example, if:
> 1) There is a project that has been checked into Subversion.
> 2) Symantec Enterprise Vault archives the files and folders,
> including .svn folders and their contents.
> 3) Any further attempts to these edit files and check them into
> Subversion results in the error message:
> Commit failed ... Entry ... has unexpectedly
> changed special status.
> A number of questions have been raised in the past concerning this error
> message and symlinks in Linux. Presumably the principle is the same here
> with Enterprise Vault placeholder files and Windows. I could only find
> one occurrence of Enterprise Vault in the TortoiseSVN mailing lists:
> http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2010-01/0063.shtml I don't believe the
> question asked there is relevant to our question.

So, what is your question? If you expect Tortoise SVN to deal with those
placeholder files, then you're out of luck, I guess, as the subversion
library does not support this.



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