[developers] Empty file named ... at logon/uio/test/logs/

Emily M. Bender ebender at uw.edu
Tue Oct 6 19:03:20 CEST 2015

Thanks, Stephan.  I think the issue was that Laurie was
trying to use a Windows-based client (and then folder sharing
to get at the repository from her virtual machine) and that
client didn't like the file name.  The work around was to do
svn co from within the virtual machine.


On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Stephan Oepen <oe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:

> hi emily and laurie,
> > There seems to be an empty file called '...' in the LOGON svn,
> > which is leading to problems (see below).  Can this be removed?
> i just removed that file; it was residual from the times when the
> LOGON tree was versioned in CVS, to include the otherwise empty
> directory in the repository.
> out of curiosity, however, does removing this file really resolve your
> problems?  the file name ‘...’ seems perfectly legitimate (if somewhat
> creative) to me, and those periods all are plain ASCII, i.e. i wonder
> how your SVN client would consider them ‘invalid characters’?  also,
> this file has been around for decades and not caused problems in the
> past (for all i know).  so, please keep me posted in case your problem
> persists ...
> best, oe

Emily M. Bender
Professor, Department of Linguistics
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