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Re: Checkout to SAMBA 3.5.6 share

From: Felix <fb_at_ltec.ch>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:42:42 +0100

On 03.03.2011 14:12, Jean-Marc van Leerdam wrote:
> 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.

As I said: I do not share working copies between different platforms.
They reside on a network share to make sure they get backed up. I do not
use SVN as backup system and therefore some time my pass between two
commits. During this time my working copy gets backed up daily. A real
risk would be not to backup the working copy...

> 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.


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