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

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-03-03 03:41:59 CET

On 3/2/06, John Pye <john.pye@student.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
> 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...

It turns out that the file causing this particular error is
'config.guess'. No clue if there are further files with similar
problems, but deleting that one should let you get further.

FWIW, I figured that out by hacking the error message (in
subversion/libsvn_subr/subst.c:create_special_file) to print out the
filename. I'll at least commit a cleaned up version of that patch,
since without the filename it's a pretty freaking useless error...


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