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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-19 09:10:23


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Douglas Gregor
>Sent: 19 August 2007 13:08
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] Cause commit failure with empty error message?

>> Error: Commit failed (details follow):
>> Error: MERGE request failed on
>> Error: 'pre-commit' hook failed with error output:
>> I'm sure I've done something naughty here, but some clues as
>to what would be really nice ;-)
>> Is this 'null message' a bug or a feature?
>The pre-commit check is a feature, the fact that the Subversion client
>fails to provide you with the error output is a bug.
>Since this is a *.qbk file, and the original Subversion page omitted
>auto-properties for *.qbk files, I'm guessing that you'll need to add
>two properties to your file:
> svn:eol-style should be native
> svn:mime-type should be text/plain
>See the "MIME Types and End-of-line Styles" section on:
>If you've already set up the auto-props as it describes there, but sure
>to copy in the *.qbk line, which is relatively new.

You are correct - this *.qbk line was missing when I had this problem.

I am sure I will not be the last to err in this way - so
" 'null' error message" means - check you have got this info for the file type in your config file".

And you also need add the info to any existing file(s) specifically using the Tortoise SVN properties, or command line.



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