[webkit-dev] Invalid file committed on the Webkit tree for windows

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at apple.com
Fri Sep 20 09:08:17 PDT 2013

This appears to have been corrected in r156161.



On Sep 20, 2013, at 2:20 AM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:

> 20.09.2013, 13:16, "Van Den Berghe, Vincent" <Vincent.VanDenBerghe at bvdinfo.com>:
>> Hello,
>> 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
>> 'C:\cygwin\home\vvdb\WebKit\LayoutTests\fast\hidpi\resources\image?test.png':
>> 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.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Konstantin
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