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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.

Problem

In a review, can not view the text contents or the diff is not available. Crucible requests the reviewer to download the source code instead.

Cause

SVN treats the file as binary if there are any non-UTF-8 characters. For more details please see how Svn identifies the binary file.

If SVN identifies the file as binary then it will set mime type as application/octet-stream, by setting a property svn:mime-type which causes Fisheye not show the diff.

For example:

PT$ svn proplist -vv testfile.sql Properties on 'testfile.sql': svn:mime-type application/octet-stream

To identify the binary content

PT$ grep -axv '.*' testfile.sql ??/**************************************************************************************************************** PT$

Resolution

svn:mime-type is a versioned property, so if the file is already committed then that should be removed and committed again as a new version. If you are adding a new file either remove these characters or remove the property svn:mime-type after adding the file.

A versioned property from svn can be delete as below.

PT$ svn propdel svn:mime-type testfile.sql 
property 'svn:mime-type' deleted from 'testfile.sql '.
PT$ svn commit -m "deleting the prop" testfile.sql 
Adding         testfile.sql 
Transmitting file data .done
Committing transaction...
Committed revision 10. 



Description

In a review, can not view the text contents or the diff is not available. Crucible requests the reviewer to download the source code instead.

ProductCrucible
Last modified on Mar 22, 2019

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