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RE: SVN commit line ending handling

From: Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:09:47 +1000

> From: Ryan Schmidt
> Sent: Sunday, 1 September 2013 8:21 AM
> On Aug 31, 2013, at 05:29, Edoardo Pinci wrote:
> > I periodically receive this kind of errors since a long time.
> >
> > X:\>svn commit -m "BLA BLA" itextsharp.dll iTextSharp.xml
> > Sending iTextSharp.xml
> > Sending itextsharp.dll
> > Transmitting file data ..
> > svn: E135000: Commit failed (details follow):
> > svn: E135000: While preparing 'iTextSharp.xml' for commit
> > svn: E135000: Inconsistent line ending style

I've seen this a few times when committing an auto-generated XML file - mostly because it was encoded as UTF-16.

> > svn: E720032: Additional errors:
> > svn: E720032: Transaction '1718-1ca' cleanup failed
> > svn: E720032: Can't remove file
> 'Depot\db\txn-protorevs\1718-1ca.rev': The process cannot
> access the file because it is being used by another process.

Since I've been using the TortoiseSVN client, I haven't noticed whether these additional errors popped up as well.

> > Question 1: Is there a way to have SVN normalize line
> ending on commit by itself?
> It seems svn:eol-style is set on this file. If you set
> svn:eol-style on a file (to any supported value), Subversion
> requires that the file have consistent line endings before
> you commit it. You or your tools must do this; Subversion will not.

I was going to ask "why not?" However, I realised this is because the SVN philosophy is to not change files unless explicitly requested to (with keywords).

> If you do not set svn:eol-style, then Subversion does not
> check the line endings and lets you commit whatever you want,
> so if for some reason you want inconsistent line endings then
> that's how you can have that.

If the file's encoded as UTF-16, it will give this error regardless of the consistency of the line endings. I've found the easiest way around this (for me) is to copy and paste the contents of the XML file into a new file encoded as UTF-8, then save it over the top of the original file. Notepad++ is my preferred option for this at the moment, but any text editor should do the job.

> > Question 2: Why txn-protorevs aren't being cleaned up properly?
> I don't know what's going on there. Do you have any hook
> scripts? Maybe one of them is programmed incorrectly.


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