Website updates with binary files (like pdf) via git ?

Derek Atkins derek at
Sun Nov 25 08:32:32 EST 2012

Are the files marked as Binary Type in the svn repo?  How about in the git
repo?  Also, how big was the PDF.  If the "patch" gets to be too big then
it wont get sent out.

Alas, I don't know what log to look at here.  When was this done?


On Sun, November 25, 2012 4:35 am, Geert Janssens wrote:
> I have noticed something curious while updating the website the last few
> days: whenever I attempt to
>    git svn dcommit
> a patch that contains some binary files, something seems to fail. I
> don't think it happens for all binary file types. At first sight, I seem
> to have issues with commits containing pdf files.
> First sign of something going wrong is that the git svn dcommit command
> hangs on my system right after all changes are pushed, just before
> normally the svn revision number would be printed.
> The second clue is that no mail is sent from gnucash-changes for this
> commit, only a mail from gnucash-patches.
> Third hint is that the website doesn't get updated with these changes.
> Example commits that failed in this way are: r22571, r22577 and r22594.
> The subversion repository itself is updated though. I can check by
> checking out the subversion site directly. It will contain the most
> recent files.
> And all seems to be ok again once another patch is committed, but only
> when done from outside of the git repo, like via subversion directly.
> The git repo remains in an inconsistent state until that happened and I
> can't get it fixed up unless another commit is added via another way.
> Tried the usual git update, git svn rebase and even rm -fr .git/svn.
> Are there logs somewhere on the server that could contain some hint to
> what happens here ?
> The first question would be: why is the gnucash-changes mail never sent
> in these cases ?
> Geert
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