[PD-dev] svn troubles

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Sun Feb 17 20:54:48 CET 2008

zmoelnig at iem.at wrote:
> Quoting Martin Peach <martin.peach at sympatico.ca>:
>> Hi all,
>> I tried running 'svn cleanup' from my externals directory but I get the
>> same error.
>> This is with cygwin svn 1.4.5 on WinXp.
> weird.
> what comes to my mind is:
> - are you sure you have enough space on your disk? (svn needs more  
> space than cvs, as it caches the original copy of a file)
I have about 40gigs free.

> - i have encountered problems on w32 with "forbidden" filenames, such  
> as "AUX" and "COM", but this doesn't seem to be the case here...
> - svn is less tolerant than cvs when it comes to collisions: e.g. if  
> you have a file "Hello.c" and a file "hello.c" in the same directory  
> and your local filesystem is case-insensitive, the checkout will fail.  
> nevertheless, i haven't find a case-problem in the  
> gridflow/doc/flow_classess folder.
Just tried it again using TortoiseSVN and got the same error:
Error: Can't check path 
'E:\pd_from_svn\externals\gridflow\doc\flow_classes\inv*-icon.png': The 
filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.   

Windows doesn't like files with * in the name. In fact if I try to make 
such a filename in Explorer I get a tooltip saying:
A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \/:*?"<>|

The file inv*-icon.png definitely exists in the repository:

I guess I'll have to check out the directories one at a time.
I managed to check out everything using Ubuntu without incident.


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