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Re: Svn cygwin issues

From: David Rothenberger <daveroth_at_acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:27:45 -0700

On 10/21/2008 9:34 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2008, at 23:00, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> On 10/18/2008 1:54 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
>>> On 17-Oct-08, at 7:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>> On Oct 17, 2008, at 08:37, Toby Thain wrote:
>>>>>> I am having a weird svn problem [ only on windows ]. When I run a
>>>>>> fresh svn checkout of trunk, I got an error message like:
>>>>>> svn: Failed to add file 'emu/aux.js': object of the same name
>>>>>> already exists
>>>>>> URL: svn+ssh://user@www.dom.com/svnroot/tfb/trunk/
>>>>>> This happens when I do an svn up also on an existing workarea. The
>>>>>> problem is limited to my cygwin svn environment
>>>>> Do you have two files in that directory differing only in case?
>>>> Actually, it is not permitted to have a file named "aux" (with any
>>>> extension) on Windows.
>> You might want to look into managed mounts for Cygwin 1.5.x. See
>> <http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.using.case-sensitive>.
>> Also, the next Cygwin release (1.7) should not have this problem. (No,
>> there is no expected release date.)
> Are you saying that files named "aux.*" are permitted on Windows under
> certain circumstances? What are they? I thought filenames matching
> driver names were never allowed on Windows.

No, files named "aux.*" are not allowed. A Cygwin managed mount causes
Cygwin to encode the file names in a way that works with Windows. The
downside is the real file names can only be seen through Cygwin and not
by regular Windows tools.

David Rothenberger  ----  daveroth_at_acm.org
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