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Re: Checkout to SAMBA 3.5.6 share

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:12:08 +0100

Hi,

On 3 March 2011 13:59, Wolfgang Rohdewald <wolfgang_at_rohdewald.de> wrote:
> On Donnerstag 03 März 2011, Felix Saphir wrote:
>> > Can anybody give me hint about what I should try next,
>> > including changing a setting of the SAMBA server that is
>> > probably known to create trouble with Tortoise SVN?
>>
>> Simple: Don't do that. Don't put working copies on network
>> shares and  don't share working copies between operating
>> systems.
>
> I am doing that since a while now and I never had any
> problems at all. Mounting a windows 7 system on Linux
> and using Linux svn for manipulating the windows files.
>
> Same with sshfs for manipulating remote working
> directories over the internet - slow but no problems.
>
> So what are the risks? Are they Tortoise-specific?
>

The risks is: cross platform client interoperability is not guaranteed
by the subversion developers. Each platform has its own client
implementation and Working Copy formats are not necessarily the same.

And working copies are intended to be run off local file systems,
network file systems (like samba) sometimes lack features that are
used by the subversion libraries. As you have seen, sometimes it works
with some versions, only to break when the network file system drivers
are updated.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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