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Replacing directory by circular symlink produces malformed XML

From: Denis Excoffier <apache19_at_Denis-Excoffier.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:44:25 +0100


The situation of the replacement of a directory by a circular symlink
generates an XML fragment which is invalid, hence triggers a failure
within the calling system. See hereafter the recipe.

Starting from a clean folder, do the following:

% svn mkdir 1
A 1
% rmdir 1
% ln -s 1 1
% touch 2
% svn status --xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
svn: E000062: Can't open directory '/Users/dexco/svntest/svn/1': Too many levels of symbolic links

There is a missing end tag for <target> and <status>.
Another issue is missing output: path '2' is not listed.

The correction of these issues will be much appreciated (i use 1.11.1).


Denis Excoffier.
Received on 2019-03-01 11:43:49 CET

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