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Re: SVN commit log issues (CLI 1.6.4 on WinXP SP2)

From: Robert Gonzalez <robert_at_robert-gonzalez.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:19:48 -0700

It's opening VIM. I think this is a client thing because I renamed my
working directory and did a fresh checkout of the repository to a new
location. Made a change and tried to commit and ran into the same issue.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM, David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Is it opening up a VIM editor? Or, is it opening up Notepad. I know there's
> a problem with Notepad in that it doesn't pass the correct exit code to
> Subversion, so Subversion doesn't realize you are saving the file.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Robert Gonzalez <
> robert_at_robert-gonzalez.com> wrote:
>
>> Sorry, I didn't reply to the group... here is the reply.
>>
>> Right now it is set to vim. But I have had it set to Notepad, Notepad2 and
>> Notepad++. In all cases the editor has opened (even now it opens).
>> I know it is set because I can invoke it just by calling %SVN_EDITOR% from
>> the command line to open the editor.
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt <
>> subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sep 14, 2009, at 18:32, Robert Gonzalez wrote:
>>>
>>> I have run into a problem recently that I don't know how to solve.
>>>> Google is not being my friend and neither is the SVN manual.
>>>>
>>>> When I attempt to commit my changes from the command line on Windows my
>>>> editor opens up with an old commit log message. It also does not have the
>>>> svn status of changed/added/deleted files in it. When I delete the log
>>>> message that is in the editor and replace it then save it and exit my
>>>> editor, I get the following message from SVN:
>>>>
>>>> Code:
>>>> Log message unchanged or not specified
>>>> (a)bort, (c)ontinue, (e)dit:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If I choose continue the commit happens but without a log message. If I
>>>> choose edit, another svn-commit.tmp file opens, this time #2, with a
>>>> different old log message. When I change that, save it and exit the editor,
>>>> I get the same message from SVN. In fact, I get this message no matter what
>>>> I do when committing from the command line, regardless of which editor I am
>>>> using (I have tried this with vim, Notepad, Notepad2 and Notepad++, all with
>>>> the same result). SVN just keeps making a bunch of svn-commit.tmp files, and
>>>> it always seems to keep the oldest three messages in the first of the three
>>>> commit message log files.
>>>>
>>>> I can definitely pass the message with the -m flag, and I can also send
>>>> the message when using tortoise. This is only happening from the command
>>>> line in Windows (XP SP2).
>>>>
>>>> SVN Client details:
>>>> Code:
>>>> C:\>svn --version
>>>> svn, version 1.6.4 (r38063)
>>>> compiled Aug 5 2009, 12:42:52
>>>>
>>>> Copyright (C) 2000-2009 CollabNet.
>>>> Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/
>>>> This product includes software developed by CollabNet (
>>>> http://www.Collab.Net/).
>>>>
>>>> The following repository access (RA) modules are available:
>>>>
>>>> * ra_neon : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using
>>>> Neon.
>>>> - handles 'http' scheme
>>>> - handles 'https' scheme
>>>> * ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network
>>>> protocol.
>>>> - with Cyrus SASL authentication
>>>> - handles 'svn' scheme
>>>> * ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
>>>> - handles 'file' scheme
>>>> * ra_serf : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using
>>>> serf.
>>>> - handles 'http' scheme
>>>> - handles 'https' scheme
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My question is, how do I fix this? I just want SVN to forget about the
>>>> old commit message logs and let me commit with the current status. What do I
>>>> need to do?
>>>>
>>>
>>> It sounds like your EDITOR (or SVN_EDITOR) environment variable is not
>>> set up correctly. What is it set to?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Robert Gonzalez
>> http://www.robert-gonzalez.com
>>
>
>
>
> --
> David Weintraub
> qazwart_at_gmail.com
>

-- 
Robert Gonzalez
http://www.robert-gonzalez.com
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