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Re: checking out mac resource forks, file checkout order

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-20 05:25:24 CEST

Richard Stephens wrote:
> thanks, thats helpful. We do have machines running 10.3, but one of
> the machines that will be accessing the repository is an intel imac,
> and 10.4 isn't available on intel.
> Is there a way to either make the OS not move the resource forks, or
> to make subversion check out the ._ files first/
> -Richard
> On 19/05/2006, at 8:31 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>> On May 19, 2006, at 08:00, Richard Stephens wrote:
>> On Mac OS X 10.4, Apple "helpfully" modified the built-in commands
>> which move and copy and remove files, so that they also move and
>> copy and remove the separate resource fork files on filesystems
>> like UFS where they exist. So as soon as Subversion tells the OS to
>> move foo from within the .svn directory to outside of it, the OS
>> "helpfully" moves the ._foo file along with it. Subversion does not
>> know that this has occurred, and thinks ._foo is still in the .svn
>> directory waiting to be moved. So Subversion tells the OS to move
>> the file ._foo, and—heavens to Betsy—it's not there and an error
>> occurs.
>> Possible conclusions one can draw from this:
>> * Mac OS X 10.4 is broken.
>> * Resource forks cannot be used with Subversion.

Or the more correct conclusion:

* Resource forks are a bad idea, corrupting software and filesystems

>> The only solution I can suggest is to place your resource fork-
>> containing files on a disk image, and check the disk image into
>> Subversion. You'll no doubt be able to see why that's less than
>> ideal. And the other solution is to use Mac OS X 10.3.x or earlier and
>> never upgrade.

It's not the OS. It's the file-system, which admittedly may be dependent on
the OS. What does MacOS these days do with FAT32 and other, simpler file

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