[gdal-dev] Problem with autotest SVN repository

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Nov 11 09:56:42 EST 2010

Jean-Claude Repetto wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to download the autotest source code from the SVN repository, 
> but I have a problem with a file name encoded in UTF-8 :
> $ svn checkout https://svn.osgeo.org/gdal/trunk/autotest gdal-autotest
> svn: Can't convert string from 'UTF-8' to native encoding:
> svn: 
> gdal-autotest/gcore/data/xx?\228?\184?\173?\230?\150?\135.?\228?\184?\173?\230?\150?\135 


This has been causing problems in a number of contexts.  So I have changed
is to the file is kept on the GDAL data download directory and fetched
at runtime by the script if GDAL_DOWNLOAD_TEST_DATA is set as we do for a
variety of other large or specialized test data.

Hopefully you can now do an svn checkout of the autotest suite without

Even - I'm not certain the python3 case will work now in the
autotest/gcore/rfc30.py script - perhaps you could give it a spin?

Best regards,
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