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Re: diff3 error on WIndows

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-24 23:52:12 CET

victor.ott@q-dsl.de wrote:

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Tigris.org\Subversion\Config and
* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tigris.org\Subversion\Config:
diff3-cmd c:\programme\cygwin\bin\diff3.exe
diff-cmd c:\programme\cygwin\bin\diff.exe

If this is _exactly_ what you have in the registry, i.e., if those two
options are in ...\Config, not in ...\Config\helpers, then that's what's
wrong. Move them to the ...\Config\helpers directory, and everything
will be fine.

Jostein, I suspect this is a bug in your installer.

Two questions about this:
- why do two subversion config places exist in windows?

Because most Windows programs use the registry for configuration, and
system-wide options are often put in the registry rather than in files.

  against using the registry, because backup is ... difficult.

That's why we prefer to use config files, even on Windows.

  or to be honest, when you backup your svn directory, do you
  really remember to backup the svn registry keys?)

When you back up your svn directory, you don't back up your
configuration at the same time, because that's somewhere else.

Brane ─îibej   brane_at_xbc.nu   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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