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svn update encoding issue

From: ZB <zb-lists_at_brightlinecompliance.com>
Date: 2006-03-21 21:32:39 CET

Hi all

I'm having a strange issue using svn update. I keep a sandbox of a repository
on one of our server (CentOS 4.2; just a straight 'svn checkout' of the
repository). To keep this updated, I've written a script that runs via cron
(root's crontab, not the cron user). Whenever the script is run (via cron or
manually), I get the following output:

svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
svn: If You?\226?\128?\153re Harassed

This is the *only* output when update runs via the script - there's no
notification that the repository was update, no mention of what revision it's
at, etc. I know that the 'If You're Harassed' string is coming from somewhere
inside the repository. However, when I login to the box as root and run the
same command manually, I get no output (I only want the script to provide a
status message and any valid errors so that we'll know whether or not the
repository was successfully updated).

What could be causing the encoding error? And why would I be seeing it only
when cron runs the script, but not when I run the script manually?

The script I'm using is ridiculously simple:



svn update $OPTIONS $REPO_DIR

And manually, I'm running:

svn update -q /afs/brightlinecompliance.net/prod/svn/blc

Thanks for your help,


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