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Re: manage linux distro with subverison

From: John Stile <john_at_stilen.com>
Date: 2007-04-14 01:07:33 CEST

On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 04:17 -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Apr 13, 2007, at 04:24, John Stile wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 19:18 -0700, Karl Fogel wrote:
> >
> >> John Stile writes:
> >>
> >>> 3. Some files can't be converted to UTF8. I don't really know
> >>> why svn
> >>> wants to convert my source files, but this stops the import cold. I
> >>> haven't found the solution for this yet, but I'm still looking.
> >>
> >> Subversion shouldn't be attempting any changes to files when it
> >> imports them, unless you explicitly ask it to. What is the exact
> >> behavior you are seeing here?
> >
> > The import statement:
> > svn import -m 'Import CF chroot tree' ./cf_image http://svn/SIM_CF/
> >
> > The import error:
> > Adding cf_image/source/usr/share/doc/kbd-1.12-r8/html/utf
> > svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
> > svn: ?\226?\153?\170?\226?\153?\172
>
> Generally this refers to file names, not their contents. Those six
> bytes in UTF-8 are two musical-note Unicode entities, U+266A "EIGHTH
> NOTE" and U+266C "BEAMED SIXTEENTH NOTES".
>
> Do you have any files in the path it says it's adding whose names
> contain those characters?
>
> The solution is to set your LANG environment variable correctly, like
>
> export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>
> or whatever the locale is properly called on your OS.
>
This worked! Thank you.

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