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Re: Subversion 1.7 symlink problems

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:18:59 +0200

At a guess the problem here is that 'status' dereferences the symlink
when it shouldn't or didn't, so I don't think this is related to #4091.

Could you file a new issue for this? And, if possible, provide
a reproduction script.

Thanks,

Daniel

Fridtjof Busse wrote on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 16:02:19 +0100:
> Hi,
>
> we've started to test Subversion 1.7.3 on linux and noticed a somewhat drastaic change in svn behavior.
> Our repo (also 1.7, a svnsync copy) contains a lot of symlinks and externals. Different from Subversion 1.6, every one of those symlinks shows up as "M" in "svn status".
> "svn diff" chokes on those files (which point to an external dir), like this:
> svn: E000021: Can't read file '/home/fbusse/repo/symlinktests/link': Is a directory
>
> "link" is a symlink to a directory one level up.
>
> "svn commit" also fails with this:
> svn: E145001: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: E145001: Entry '/home/fbusse/repo/symlinktests/link' has unexpectedly changed special status
>
> Any ideas? It looks very much like a bug, might be related to issue 4091.
>
> Please CC me, thanks.
>
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Received on 2012-02-16 18:19:41 CET

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