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Re: Confusing Windows svn error

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-04 10:59:23 CET

Mason Thomas wrote:

> I downloaded the 0.16 win32 version of svn to give it a try, and after
> overcoming some path naming problems it seems to work fine. However I
> get a strange error message here:
>
> C:\SVN\temp>..\svn commit
> svn: Invalid argument
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Non-ascii character (code 139) detected, and unable to convert to
> UTF-8.
>
> this really occurs because I did not include a commit message:
>
> C:\SVN\temp>..\svn commit -m "Added outline and notes"
> Adding file.txt
> Transmitting file data .
> Committed revision 1.
>
> The original error message might be more useful if it said something
> like "Commit failed, commit message required". Although the above
> error message might also point to a deeper problem? Or it might be
> fixed in the current win32 svn :-)

Hm! This is a bug; svn should complain about not having a commit
message, and not being able to run an external editor. And indeed, it is
fixed in the current code -- quite serendipitously, I might add, since I
didn't even know about this problem. :-)

-- 
Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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