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RE: Problems with "svn status" command and NTFS junction points

From: Boris <boris_at_kafana.org>
Date: 2004-03-04 18:28:23 CET

> > > I did some additional testing and realized that the svn commit command
> > > also can't handle NTFS junction points.
> >
> > If any part of svn can't handle junctions, then that's true for *all* of
> > svn.
> > It's not even svn at fault here... it's APR's file i/o abilities. SVN
> > uses APR for all disk access. I think you guys need to take this
> > question to the APR dev list and ask what's up.
>
> Branko wrote:
> I don't think it's not APR's problem. Try doing the same thing on Unix,
> replacing "junction" with "szmlink". IIRC you'll get similar results. APR
> treats
> NTFS junctions as symbolic links (which is correct), but Subversion is
> eminently
> stupid about symbolic links, even when you don't try to make them part of
> the
> working copy.

If this is the case, then can I officially request this issue to be fixed in
the future Subversion releases?
Also, I'm not sure what the status is on handling other NTFS reparse points
such as volume mount points, but I guess if they are not working right, this
fix should include them all.

Thanks.

- Boris

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