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Bug/doc report

From: Robert Herman <rlh15_at_po.cwru.edu>
Date: 2002-09-10 07:39:14 CEST

Hello,

I'm a new user of Subversion who just installed the server. I'm using
version 0.14.3.

After installation, I created a new empty directory (/usr/local/svn/repos)
to serve as a repository. I then issued the command:

snvadmin create /usr/local/svn/repos/

This fails with a bizarre error message:
subversion/libsvn_subr/path.c:164: svn_path_join: Assertion
'is_canonical_nts (base, blen)' failed

After asking for help on IRC (thank you pretzelgod!), I isolated the cause
of the problem: the trailing slash is illegal, even though the directory
already exists. If this is not a bug, a line in the documentation would
certainly save a lot of confusion.

In the IRC discussion, another issue arose: should Subversion create a
repository in a preexisting, nonempty directory? It seems that this is
likely not what the user actually wants to do. Perhaps it could ask
confirmation?

Thank you for your help.
--|Robert

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