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Re: Bug in svn on MacOS X 10.4 with ._ files on UFS

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-01 17:20:19 CEST

On Jun 1, 2005, at 4:18 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I was pretty sure I'd heard from others on this list that they're
> using Subversion on 10.4 without problems. But maybe they're not
> using any files with a ._ component? or maybe they're not using UFS?

Ryan, I just spoke with fitz, who is a former apple guy, and I think
your analysis is spot-on. If both 'foo' and '._foo' are in the
repository, then 'svn checkout' downloads the files into .svn/tmp/.
It then asks APR to move 'foo' into the visible working area... but
then the darwin kernel moves *both* files when this happens.

This is effectively a 10.4 kernel feature... or bug, depending on how
you look at it. APR asks the OS to move a file, and it moves 2 files
instead. I don't think there's anything either Subversion or APR can
do about this. The only advice is either (1) don't use UFS, or (2)
don't put ._foo files under version control (why would you do that

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