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Re: SVN Copy to NTFS junction denied

From: Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:52 +0200

On 8/12/2016 3:21 PM, Bruno Gustavs wrote:
> TortoiseSVN 1.9.4.27285 on Windows 10 64bit, German language pack.
>
> Working directory D:\Work
> Subdirectory D:\Work\sub
> File D:\Work\sub\somefile
>
> Move D:\Work\sub to C:\OneDrive\sub
> mklink /J "D:\Work\sub" "C:\OneDrive\sub"
>
> everything works fine (add, commit).
>
> Problem:
> Right drag D:\Work\sub\somefile to the same directory D:\Work\sub
> In context menu choose other..., SVN Copy and rename versioned item here
> Choose new name "otherfile"
> Error messge: Subversion reported an error: "D:\Work\sub" is not a
> directory
>
> I assume that TortoiseSVN checks if the destination is a directory
> before starting the copy operation and does not recognise the junction
> as a valid directory.
>
> Workaround: Copy file directly and the new file to Subversion.
> Drawback: File history is cut.
>
> Other ideas?
>
> Related issues: #539 Junctions marked as versioned (fixed)
> Related discussions:
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=757&dsMessageId=402808
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=757&dsMessageId=645452
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=757&dsMessageId=309433
>
> Best Regards
> Bruno
>
SVN doesn't fully support Windows junction points yet (see [1]). You can
give it a try to see whether "svn cp [source] [dest]" works. If it
doesn't I'd assume the issue with the other case is related to the SVN
limitation as well.
Workaround: Use a checkout not relying on junction points and perform
the copy operation there.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-3570

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Regards,
Stefan Hett
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