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Bug 1595 - symbolic link in tobi messes up svn on windows disk

Reported 2012-07-05 11:05:00 +0200
Modified 2012-08-23 10:39:50 +0200
Product: FieldTrip
Component: realtime
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P5 minor
Assigned to: Boris Reuderink
Depends on:
See also:

Robert Oostenveld - 2012-07-05 11:05:34 +0200

When checking out fieldtrip on my RasPi, I got an error about not being allowed to make the symbolic link realtime/src/acquisition/tobi/lib/tia/amd64/ Ideally there are no symbolic links in the svn repository, as they cannot be represented on all operatins systems (esp windows). The particular error happened on linux, but with the data on a USB stick that was FAT32. Please consider whether the symlink is really needed, if not, then remove it.

Robert Oostenveld - 2012-07-05 11:38:35 +0200

just encountered another one at realtime/bin/glnxa64/ manzana> find . -type l ./realtime/bin/glnxa64/ ./realtime/src/acquisition/tobi/lib/tia/amd64/ ./realtime/src/acquisition/tobi/lib/tia/amd64/ ./realtime/src/acquisition/tobi/lib/tia/amd64/ The solution I have to use for now is to exclude a directory from svn checkout/update with

Boris Reuderink - 2012-07-11 14:16:18 +0200

I just checked out the SVN repostory with Tortoise SVN on a Windows disk (NTFS) --- and it worked just fine. So, I expect this is is related to the unexpected combination of Linux-SVN-FAT32. Since I think this edge case doesn't warrant the removal of symlinks, so I close this with RESOLVED:WONTFIX. Feel free to reopen if there are other considerations.