Cannot branch a repo on Windows because of reserved file names
eliz at gnu.org
Thu Jan 26 16:49:44 UTC 2012
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:17:28 +0000
> From: Martin Packman <martin.packman at canonical.com>
> Cc: bazaar at lists.ubuntu.com
> On 26/01/2012, Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu.org> wrote:
> > D:\usr\eli\bzr>bzr branch git://git.sv.gnu.org/libunwind.git
> > bzr: ERROR: File exists: u'D:/usr/eli/bzr/libunwind.git/aux': [Error 183]
> > Cannot create a file when that file already exists
> > This happens because "AUX" is a reserved name on MS-Windows (it's a
> > character device).
> > Is there any way around this in bzr? Should I file a bug report?
> This has come up a couple of times, and it looks like we have a report
> along these lines, so feel free to +affectsmeto it:
Thanks, I added there something. The bug report is about an error
message; however I don't feel a clear error message is the best bzr
could do in these cases.
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