[webkit-dev] Invalid file committed on the Webkit tree for windows
Van Den Berghe, Vincent
Vincent.VanDenBerghe at bvdinfo.com
Fri Sep 20 02:29:35 PDT 2013
>> You can use git mirror instead of svn to be resistant to such issues when they happen.
Thank you. I will try to figure out how do this. I'm a Windows person and have zero knowledge of "git" and next to zero knowledge on "svn" for that matter.
The link http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/UsingGitWithWebKit looks like the documentation. Hopefully it is still valid.
Sadly, it looks like I have to digest yet another big sandwich to avoid a small pickle.
From: Konstantin Tokarev [mailto:annulen at yandex.ru]
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:21 AM
To: Van Den Berghe, Vincent; webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Invalid file committed on the Webkit tree for windows
20.09.2013, 13:16, "Van Den Berghe, Vincent" <Vincent.VanDenBerghe at bvdinfo.com>:
> When doing an SVN update to get the latest WebKit tree on Windows, I get the following error:
> Failed to run the WC DB work queue associated with
> 'C:\cygwin\home\vvdb\WebKit\LayoutTests\fast\hidpi\resources', work item
> 193377 (file-install LayoutTests/fast/hidpi/resources/image?test.png 1 0 1 1)
> Can't move 'C:\cygwin\home\vvdb\WebKit\.svn\tmp\svn-9BDA1924' to
> The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
> The reason is that “image?test.png' is not a valid filename on Windows. What’s worse, after this error the “svn cleanup” doesn’t work anymore because SVN tries to undo something that can’t be done by definition.
> The only way to restore the local tree to a valid state is either (1) restore it from a backup, or (2) find the entry in .svn/wc.db (which is an sqlite database) and remove it manually.
> There should be a way for these kinds of problems to be prevented or corrected as soon as possible (being able to “svn update” is kind of a fundamental thing). I can’t even patch because my tree is invalid L.
You can use git mirror instead of svn to be resistant to such issues when they happen.
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