When a developer commits a new file to the repository, they may get an error about mime types not being set. This is because there is (intentionally) a commit hook set up that verifies that there are mime types set on all files being added to the repository.
Subversion uses file mime-types for lots of useful things like for web interface browsing of the repository. You can either set up your subversion config to auto-set mime types or you can directly set the mime type on the file before you commit the file using svn propset.
Sean provides a copy of his Subversion configuration that includes property settings for many file types. You can download and install it with this:
curl http://bzflag.org/~sean/subversion.config > ~/.subversion/config
Once installed, run svn revert on your new file and then add it again. The properties should be set if the config file is installed properly and it's a recognized file type.
This problem usually looks like this:
[sean@bz (Wed May 28 13:27:55) bzflag]$ svn commit some_new_file.c Sending some_new_file.c Transmitting file data ...svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: MERGE request failed on '/svnroot/bzflag/trunk/bzflag' svn: 'pre-commit' hook failed with error output: /var/local/mastertree/service-svn/hook-scripts/check-mime-type.pl: bzflag/trunk/bzflag/some_new_file.c : svn:mime-type is not set Every added file must have the svn:mime-type property set. In addition text files must have the svn:eol-style property set. For binary files try running svn propset svn:mime-type application/octet-stream path/of/file For text files try svn propset svn:mime-type text/plain path/of/file svn propset svn:eol-style native path/of/file You may want to consider uncommenting the auto-props section in your ~/.subversion/config file. Read the Subversion book (http://svnbook.red-bean.com/), Chapter 7, Properties section, Automatic Property Setting subsection for more help.
[sean@bz (Wed May 28 13:28:55) bzflag]$ svn revert some_new_file.c Reverted 'some_new_file.c' [sean@bz (Wed May 28 13:29:55) bzflag]$ curl http://bzflag.org/~sean/subversion.config > ~/.subversion/config % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 10810 100 10810 0 0 30099 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 81278 [sean@bz (Wed May 28 13:30:55) bzflag]$ svn add some_new_file.c A some_new_file.c [sean@bz (Wed May 28 13:31:55) bzflag]$ svn commit some_new_file.c ... no mime type error ...