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RE: Windows SVN Clients 1.4.6

From: Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey_at_patni.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 08:34:59 -0400

> Hi, I am having problems with Windows XP clients and large
> imports. I think it may be a timeout issue. Can anybody help?
>
> Both command line svn and TortoiseSVN are giving a errors of:
>
> ∑ "svn: At least one property change failed;
> repository is unchanged" or "Could not connect to server".
>
> ∑ Cygwin is throwing checksum errors(which I would
> rather not work with anyways).
>
> All errors occur on different files every time but
> consistently around the same directory.
>
> 5000 files are being imported at about 400MB in size. Smaller
> imports are working and it fails about 4 min into the import.
>
> I have attempted on two different WinXP computers and both
> seem to do the same thing. Also I have tried on Mac and Linux
> and they both work flawlessly.
>
> Here the command:
>
> svn import . http://svn.domain.com/website.domain.com/trunk
> -m "Initial Import of website site"
>
> Subversion is on CentOS 5 Linux.

You're not supposed to cross-post to both lists. This issue looks like a user-group issue, as it does not help the developers create the next release of subversion.

I've seen similar problems to this before, which were usually caused either by a directory tree exceeding the maximum path length in Windows, or filenames that have weird characters in them.

You could checkout an empty directory, to which you want to import these files, and then move the files into that directory, do an add & commit. That might get around the problem somehow.

If windows clients are on wireless, you might plug in the wire (to reduce the chance that you're having network flakiness.)

And finally, you could try copying the tree onto a linux machine and commit from there. All of this might give you more information about exactly what is causing the problem.

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