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Broken repository: Unsupported special file type '#!'

From: John Pye <john.pye_at_student.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2006-03-03 00:50:03 CET

Hi all,

Yesterday I managed to break our subversion repository, and I'm
wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions on how to fix it.

Around the time it broken, I checked in a MSYS-generated 'install-sh'
symlink file using TortoiseSVN on Win2k. This broke my local working
copy, which I don't mind, but it's now impossible for me to checkout a
new working copy from the repository, which is obviously bad. Here is
the error message, which as you can see corresponds to this 'install-sh'

> A trunk/pygtk/interface/solverstatus.h
> A trunk/pygtk/interface/simulation.h
> A trunk/pygtk/interface/install-sh
> svn: In directory 'trunk/pygtk/interface'
> svn: Unsupported special file type '#!'
> [john@jdpipe ascend-broken]$

The repository details are here:

I tried using the 'svn cleanup' on my old working copy. It complains
about missing files in 'text-base'.

What can I do to get our repository working again? Is there any way I
can fix it without backend access?

If I *do* have backend access, what should I do then?


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Received on Fri Mar 3 00:51:06 2006

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