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Re: renaming ".svn" directory (ASPDOTNETHACK) for 1.7.x/1.8.x?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2014 19:41:43 +0200

On 01.05.2014 17:34, Peter Kovac wrote:
> I've discovered a serious bug in the SAN storage device my
> organization uses for shared storage (CIFS home directories, etc).
> Directories that begin with a "." (e.g., ".svn") cause consistent
> breakage as the SAN uses "."-prepended directories for internal
> management. I've been working with the SAN vendor but that's not
> moving very quickly.
>
> I've temporarily resolved the problem by downgrading to the 1.6.x
> series and installing with the ASPDOTNETHACK hack. However, that
> trick appears to no longer work with the 1.7.x and 1.8.x series. Is
> there any way to enable this behavior on the modern branches or
> otherwise rename the ".svn" default directory used by Tortoise?

It should still work, but the option to enable this is gone from the
settings dialog. Since the hack is not needed anymore (or do you know
anyone still using VS2002?), I removed the setting to clean up the dialog.

But you can still set the environment variable manually: just set the
variable SVN_ASP_DOT_NET_HACK to any value - the hack is activated as
soon as the variable exists (you may need to restart the computer
though, since the variable is loaded on startup and the shell
extension/desktop needs to restart to re-read the variable).

Stefan

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