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Re: [BUG] svn:executable and symlinks

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-23 13:58:32 CEST

On Jun 23, 2005, at 12:46 AM, Eric Wong wrote:

> The svn:executable property isn't (always) handled in the correct
> order
> for symlinks.
>
> I had a bunch of scripts and also symlinks to those scripts in one
> directory that I needed to make executable. Naturally, the fastest way
> was to just run this:
>
> svn propset svn:executable ON *
>
> and set svn:executable on everything in the directory, even the
> symlinks
> there. That was the only change I made when I committed the changes.
>
> Then another user tried to do a fresh checkout of the directory I was
> working on. Unfortunately, `svn co' created some of the symlinks
> before
> the original file it linked to was created and tried to set
> svn:executable on it. This caused the checkout to fail.
>
> I've made a small repo and was able to reproduce the bug (after the
> second try, if you look closely :); you may download the test
> repository
> here:
>
> http://yhbt.net/svn_executable_symlink_bug_repo.tar.gz
>
> A quick workaround for this was to check out the previous revision
> of the
> directory, and then `svn up' to the latest.
>

Aha, can you please file this as a new issue?

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