AW: Working copy corruptions due to dual use of SVN on Linux and Windows against same working copy
From: Niemann, Hartmut <hartmut.niemann_at_siemens.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:27:58 +0100
The key change in SVN 1.7 is the .svn reorganisation using a sqlite database.
Just a guess.
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We are using SVN 1.7.7 (TortoiseSVN 1.7.10) on Windows and SVN 1.7.7 on Linux with Samba against the same working copies. The working copies are located on the home directory of the user (/home/XXX or h:\).
Reason for such dual use is that some build software runs only on Windows and some only on Linux and there are no really reliable platform crossing mechanisms.
This worked fine with SVN 1.6, but since a few weeks we are working with 1.7. We have tested 1.7 in our setup for months on a Windows only laptop and working copies had little to no problems.
Since we started using dual use of the working copies, we are frequently and consistenly having working copy issues. It seems that either Windows or Linux changes something, probably in the .svn folder, that causes the other side to complain. If you stick to Windows only Tortoise or Linux only Tortoise it works fine. But for several operations that is not practically feasible (Linux side scripting, but users on Windows which do not all know all complex SVN command line arguments).
Sample of errors:
Windows (with commandline here):
Any suggestions how to overcome this? I had expected that if you stick to exactly the same SVN version on both sides, we could further continue our dual use.
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