Subversion 1.8 / FreeBSD 8 x86 STABLE Symlinks

Jeremy Chadwick jdc at
Sun Jun 30 18:29:44 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 02:20:21PM -0400, Jason Hellenthal wrote:
> When using svn 1.8 I have come across a situation where when it is used pointing to a symlink that refers to a working directory that a update will either segfault or exit prematurely and leave a lock held on the working directory that the symlink points to.
> This leaves you with one choice but to run cleanup on the referenced actual working directory which was AFAIK never the case for any version below 1.8.
> Not sure if this is a problem with svn or FreeBSD itself but thought I would report the characteristics in case it's noticed elsewhere.
> Details:
> Using UFS
> FreeBSD 8-STABLE i386 as of this date.
> In the directory...
> cd /exports/usr
> ln -s src8 src
> svn up /exports/usr/src

Known bug/problem in Subversion, not FreeBSD:

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