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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Binary blob corruption
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:40:05 GMT
On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 08:27:12PM -0700, Skylar Thompson wrote:
> On 6/1/2012 6:31 AM, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 06:00:31AM -0700, Skylar Thompson wrote:
> >> I'm trying to track down a bizarre binary blob corruption issue. I'm
> >> running svn v1.7.3 on FreeBSD, and I can replicate the corruption issue
> >> with the file access method on a fresh repository. Basically I create a
> >> new repository, "ls -l" the file before committing, remove the file, and
> >> then update. An "ls -l" at that point shows that the file has shrunk.
> >> I've attached a script file that demonstrates this.
> >>
> >> Any ideas for how I can track this down? I'm sure I'm missing a client
> >> option or something.
> >>
> >> Thanks a bunch!
> > 
> > I cannot reproduce the problem you describe.
> > 
> > Did you compile the port with FreeBSD's custom keyword patch?
> > I mean this one:
> >;content-type=text%2Fplain
> > If so, can you reproduce the problem without this patch?
> This pointer got me to thinking that I should just disable keyword
> substitution on these commits. I removed the svn:keywords property from
> the corrupted files, and I can now commit them without problems. Thanks
> for the tip!

Ah, so the binary had an expanded $FreeBSD$ keyword in it, and you had
svn:keywords set on the file?
If so, your reproduction recipe was incomplete. I was assuming that the
file in question did not have svn:keywords set because your reproduction
recipe did not show that this property was set.

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