Subversion (SVN) and static libraries (.a files) compatibility?

I can’t add .a files (static libraries) into my repository. Why?

Is there a way to “force” SVN to accept them (at least as static files…)?

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    The svn:ignore property contains a list of file patterns which certain Subversion operations will ignore.

    Also do you have a configuration file that global-ignores. It is a list of whitespace-delimited globs which describe the names of files and directories

    The svn status, svn add, and svn import commands also ignore files that match the list.

    To override for a certain instance, use the --no-ignore command-line flag:

    >>>>svn help add
    usage: add PATH...
    Valid options:
      --targets ARG            : pass contents of file ARG as additional args
      -N [--non-recursive]     : obsolete; try --depth=files or --depth=immediates
      --depth ARG              : limit operation by depth ARG ('empty', 'files',
                                'immediates', or 'infinity')
      -q [--quiet]             : print nothing, or only summary information
      --force                  : force operation to run
      --no-ignore              : disregard default and svn:ignore property ignores
      --auto-props             : enable automatic properties
      --no-auto-props          : disable automatic properties

    Make sure your issue is caused by the SVN ignore configuration. With `svn status’ your ‘*.a’ file will be missing, while ‘svn status –no-ignore’ shall display it with a question mark in front.

    Open the Subversion configuration file in your home directory:


    Search for the ‘global-ignores’ section:

    global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la *.al .libs *.so *.so.[0-9]* *.a *.pyc *.pyo *.rej *~ #*# .#* .*.swp .DS_Store

    Remove *.a from the list of ignored files.

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