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RE: Win32 case-sensitivity problems (was: Custom Win32 binaries)

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-05-30 13:34:51 CEST

> > Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > There to my knowledge two issues with case sensitivity. One
> > which constitutes a problem when two files with the same name
> > but different case exist in the repository; on case
> > insensitive systems this will bail out.
> > The other is one was recently fixed (as soon as the problem
> > was correctly diagnosed), where due to case insensitivity in
> > the filesystem local modifications could be overwritten.
> >
> > The first problem is annoying but does not constitute
> > dataloss and does not prevent from work getting done. Also,
> > case sensitivity problems are not in the exclusive domain of Windows.

> With the first problem, if you are referring to issue 1852 then, IMHO,
> having developers in a team several times per week being forced to do a
> complete checkout of >50k files to have a "non bailed out" working copy
> is,
> IMHO, slighly more than annoying. During that hour it takes to restore the
> working copy with all fiddling, it will most definitely "prevent work from
> getting done".

Actually the second problem is described in issue 1854 and resolved in
release 1.0.4. For the first problem I cannot find an issue, but I don't
expect there to be one either. With the first problem, you have a situation
like this:

   |-- A
   \-- a

under the repository there are two files with the same name differing only
in case. When checking out a repository like that, svn will bail *always*
out with the 'object of the same name already exists' error.

Because of the description you give, I get a feeling you don't have a
situation like that, but do get (sometimes) the error mentioned. Can you
describe the exact problem, investigate and describe the situation in which
this occurs? It sounds like a situation which should not be occurring.



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