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Checkout hangs on filenames with umlaut

From: Bernd Kuemmerlen <bkuemmer_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-09-16 15:13:28 CEST


this is about an issue that my colleague Stephan Kuhagen posted to this
list on 2004-02-12. The problem was never solved back then, and since we
are still seeing it in Subversion 1.0.6, here it is:

I have converted a cvs repository to svn using cvs2svn 1.0.0. I needed
to supply the --encoding=latin1 argument to cvs2svn to be able to
convert it because the script first complained.

The converted repository contains some files which had been checked into
the original cvs repository from Windows cvs clients. Checking out these
files with svn does only work with Windows svn clients.

On both Linux and Mac OS X, the clients just hang when trying to
checkout these files.

The connection is made with ra_dav (using https)

Browsing the repository directly with a webbrowser or using ViewCVS
shows the filename correctly with an umlaut.

Using "svn list" from a Windows computer displays the file OK:
  d:\tmp\svn>\svn list -v https://server/figures
   15183 user 254976 May 14 00:18 Präsentation1.ppt

Trying the same from a Linux machine results in
  svn: Can't recode string

But trying to do a checkout of this file just hangs, the svn process can
only be 'kill -9'-ed

Setting LC_CTYPE to de_DE does seem to fix this.

My questions are:
- shouldn't the update and checkout commands issue the same message as
the list command instead of just hang?
- What is the recommended way of dealing with these issues?

Thanks for your help

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