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Re: SVN 1.9.7: issues with symlinks to subdir of working copy

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:22:05 +0200

On 12.09.2017 16:12, sebb wrote:
> I have a directory containing links to SVN directories that I want to update.
>
> In some cases the link is to the root of the workspace, and in some
> cases the link is to a subdir.
>
> $ mkdir TEST
> $ cd TEST
> $ svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk subversion
> $ ln -s subversion top
> $ ln -s subversion/tools tools
> $ ls -l
>
> drwxr-xr-x 26 x x 884 12 Sep 14:48 subversion
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 x x 17 12 Sep 14:49 tools -> subversion/tools/
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 x x 10 12 Sep 14:49 top -> subversion
>
> The following commands work fine:
>
> $ svn info
> ...
> $ svn log tools
> ...
>
> However for other commands there are some issues.
>
> $ svn status subversion top tools
> svn: warning: W155007: '/srv/TEST/tools/backup' is not a working copy
>
> $ svn -u status subversion top tools
> Status against revision: 1808117
> ~ 1808117 top
> Status against revision: 1808117
> svn: warning: W155007: '/srv/TEST' is not a working copy
>
> Note the strange path reference.
>
> $ svn update subversion top tools
> Updating 'subversion':
> At revision 1808117.
> Updating 'top':
> At revision 1808117.
> Skipped 'tools'
> Summary of updates:
> Updated 'subversion' to r1808117.
> Updated 'top' to r1808117.
> Summary of conflicts:
> Skipped paths: 1
>
> Note: the output does not say why tools is skipped
>
> $ svn update tools
> Skipped 'tools'
> svn: E155007: None of the targets are working copies
>
> Whereas:
>
> $ cd tools
> /srv/TEST/tools
> $ svn update .
> Updating '.':
> At revision 1808117.
>
> These tests were done on
>
> $ svn --version
> svn, version 1.9.7 (r1800392)
> compiled Aug 10 2017, 21:32:31 on x86_64-apple-darwin16.3.0
>
> Is this a known bug?
> I could not find anything in the database.

It's "known" in the sense that we're aware of the fact that we don't
handle unversioned symbolic links very well. I don't think this specific
case has been documented in the issue tracker.

-- Brane
Received on 2017-09-12 16:22:12 CEST

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