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Re: SVN status indicating a file is modified when it's not.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-29 10:08:12 CEST

On Mar 28, 2006, at 21:03, Bill Williams wrote:

> We have a mixed environment. Our server is linux and our
> workstations are windows accessing the linux server via samba.
> When I first created the various workspaces, I checked everything
> out under linux. All source code files and makefiles have the eol-
> style set to native; therefore, all of files are in unix format
> with the lines ended with a newline character.
> Since the initial checkout, changes have been made to both source
> code and makefiles. These changes are usually performed under
> windows and committed to the repository via Tortoise.
> I will then update my particular workspace using Tortoise and this
> is where the problem now appears. Under linux, an "svn status"
> command shows no modifications which is correct. But under
> Windows, it will say the makefile has been modified. It does this
> with both the "svn status" command and Tortoise. I looked at the
> files that were changed and I have found the newly updated source
> files and makefiles are now in a DOS format with CR/LF on the end
> of the lines; however, the base files in the .svn/text-base
> directory are all still in a unix format. What I find interesting
> here is the source files do not show that they have been modified,
> only the makefiles when this occurs.

I think if you're going to have a working copy that's used both from
Windows and from Unix then you shouldn't use svn:eol-style=native
because it'll just confuse Subversion, as you're seeing. I'd set
svn:eol-style to either DOS-style or Unix-style line endings,
whatever you need, and then ensure that your editors on both Unix and
Windows use this line ending style.

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