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Re: Windows junctions are not supported in Subversion 1.8.0 anymore

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:04:30 +0400

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Thorsten Sch├Âning
<tschoening_at_am-soft.de> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm working heavily with Windows junctions in my development
> environment, meaning that e.g. I check out a working copy in an
> Eclipse workspace using Subclipse and afterwards create a junction to
> my httpd cgi-bin directory. Please note that I do not link deeply into
> the working copy but create the junction to the working copy root. One
> example: The directory ...\Eclipse\Perl\some_project contains my
> working copy checked out using Subclipse, afterwards I manually create
> ...\httpd\cgi-bin\somewhere\some_project as a junction to the
> some_project folder in my Eclipse workspace.
>
> This allowed me to use Subclipse within Eclipse and TortoiseSVN in
> Windows Explorer depending on what I need to work on in my web
> application, which gets served by the current code base developed in
> Eclipse. This worked without any problems for years now with older
> versions of Subversion, but starting with 1.8.0 I get the following
> error:
>
> svn: E200007: Symbolic links are not supported on this platform
>
> This is not bug 4383, my client doesn't crash, it simply shows me the
> error message. Besides that, the bug's status is still new, but the
> changelog for 1.8.1 mentioned it as fixed.
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4383
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.8.1/CHANGES
>

Reading symbolic links on Windows Vista and later is implemented on
trunk in r1501251 [1]:
[[[
Implement reading symbolic links on Windows Vista or later. This fix
issues with working copies located in symlinked folders.
]]]

Maybe it worth to backport this change to 1.8.x to fix reported issue?

[1] http://svn.apache.org/r1501251

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
CTO | VisualSVN | http://www.visualsvn.com
Received on 2013-07-25 12:05:23 CEST

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