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Re: Broken repository: Unsupported special file type '#!'

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-03-03 00:57:23 CET

On 3/2/06, John Pye <john.pye@student.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
> 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'
> file:
>
> > 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:
> https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/VersionManagement
>
> 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?

You could probably delete the symlink via 'svn delete
$URL_OF_REPOS/path-to-symlink', and then you'll be able to update
again, although I'm quite curious exactly how you managed to make this
happen. If you could provide a list of steps to get into this state
that would be much appreciated.

-garrett

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