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Re: Win32 neon build error (Spaces in path)

From: D.J. Heap <dj_at_shadyvale.net>
Date: 2004-04-19 16:19:19 CEST

Jon Foster wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just built the Subversion trunk under Windows 2000, with MS Visual
> Studio .NET 2002. When building neon, the VS project runs build_neon.bat.
> This gave the error message:
> > Performing Makefile project actions
> > nmake /f neon.mak ALL EXPAT_FLAGS="/I
> >>> D:\My
> Documents\Jon\Prog\Subversion\Work\Subversion\apr-util/xml/expat/lib
> > NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don't know how to make 'D:\My'
> > Stop.
> The problem seems to be the space in the path; editing build_neon.bat
> to change "My Documents" to "MyDocu~1" fixes this.
> Is this a known bug?
> I can think of at least four ways to fix this:
> 1) Document "don't do that".
> 2) Come up with a way of quoting this properly.
> 3) Fix the python script that generates build_neon.bat to use the
> short file name.
> 4) Change Neon to allow the paths to be specified in some other way.
> (Would require changes to Neon as well as SVN).

Can you try fixing it with quoting and posting a patch?


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