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

From: John Pye <john.pye_at_student.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2006-03-03 03:13:12 CET

OK, I understand now that I was doing a Very Bad Thing. But what are
your suggestions for fixing this? I have 'svn delete'-ed the file, but I
still cannot checkout a copy of the repository. You can try this
yourself (URL at the start of the thread). I get that error message
about the unsupported special file type...

I can get you a tarball of the backend files if that helps. But it's
350MB, ouch.

Cheers
JP

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Mar 3, 2006, at 02:12, John Pye wrote:
>
>> Come to think of it, it's possible that the working directory had been
>> checked out with cygwin svn, and then I was trying to commit using
>> TortoiseSVN.
>>
>> I guess the question then is: how does TortoiseSVN handle symlinks, and
>> how does standard cygwin svn handle symlinks, and is it possible that
>> these are incompatible? And what aobut the path-mangling that happens
>> between cygwin, msys, and windows?
>
>
> TortoiseSVN cannot handle symlinks because Windows cannot handle
> symlinks. It's probably a Very Bad Idea to mix environments like
> that. I'd recommend using a working copy only from one environment at
> a time, if the working copy contains symlinks at all, because of the
> different and incompatible ways in which the two environments treat
> symlinks.
>
>
>
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