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Re: svn checkout crush on mapped samba share from windows client

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:04:08 -0600

On Jan 28, 2008, at 21:55, Andy Levy wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2008 10:27 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jan 28, 2008, at 19:37, John Peacock wrote:
>>> Alexxoid wrote:
>>>> This is a not acceptable choice for me, because we are using linux
>>>> server as the development server -- it includes apache + php
>>>> applications.
>>> Then you should have said that before, so I could given you the
>>> "correct" answer
>>> the first time. ;-)
>>> The development server should have it's own working copy, that you
>>> are not
>>> sharing with a workstation. You should never share working copies
>>> between
>>> people or machines, because it can confuse you when you try and
>>> commit changes.
>>> Every working copy should be "local" and unique to that person/
>>> process.
>> [snip]
>> He didn't say he was sharing a working copy. :) If he is sharing a
>> working copy, then yes, he should stop that. But for example at the
>> web design shop where I used to work, the developers also used
>> Windows machines, and used TortoiseSVN to check out working copies
>> onto Samba-mounted shares from a central Linux development server.
>> These were private working copies for each developer, in their home
>> directory on the Linux server. It worked. Something could be strange
>> about Alexxoid's Samba setup that's preventing it from working for
>> him.
> Ah, but he is "sharing" a WC between OSes, and that *is* discouraged.
> If you've got svn:eol-style set to native, and use TSVN to operate on
> the WC via Samba on a Linux server, you're going to have DOS/Windows
> line-endings on your Linux host, which would normally expect *nix line
> endings. Then there's also the possible issues with permissions,
> symlinks, etc.

Yup, for those reasons our policy was to never use svn:eol-style
native (always use svn:eol-style LF and configure Windows editors to
know how to deal with that) and never use symlinks. Permissions
weren't a problem for us.

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