XP Symlinks Confuse Subversion No End

Fri 12 October 2007

Word to the wise: do not combine Windows symlinks with Subversion; it cannot handle them:

G:\svn\websites>mkdir foo

G:\svn\websites>svn add foo
A         foo

G:\svn\websites>svn commit -m "message"
Adding         websites\foo
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: File not found: transaction '39-1', path '/websites/foo'

This seems to hold true no matter which side of the symlink on which you work.

That's a bummer.