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  2. SVN-3987

svn fails to operate in symlinked working copy on Win7

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7.x
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7.0
    • Component/s: libsvn_wc
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    • Environment:

      Windows 7

      Description

      svn 1.7 beta 2 fails to perform any operations when invoked on a symbolic link
      to a working copy root:
      
      > svn update
      Skipped '.'
      Summary of conflicts:
        Skipped paths: 1
      
      > svn log
      svn: E155007: 'H:\ERS_trunk' is not a working copy
      
      AS far as I could find out, this is an issue known for a long time: see #2305,
      or #2716.
      Seemingly it hasn't been fixed because there is an uncertainty on how to handle
      it in certain cases:
      http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=1065&dsMessageId=2431531
      
      However, in the case of WC-NG this should no longer be an issue - one can
      determine that this is indeed a symbolic link to a working copy _root_, not to
      some directory inside a working copy, and behave appropriately.
      
      I've reproduced the problem on Windows 7, bit I believe it is in fact
      platform-independent.
      

      Original issue reported by cavaler

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