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Unitialized variable on Win 95/98/Me machines...

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2004-10-10 18:57:42 CEST

I've been working with Khairul on the users@ list trying to pinpoint a
problem with the svnadmin client. It was returning an error string
saying that it "Can't convert modoule path to UTF-8." After further
investigation, it seems there is a bug in svn_cmdline_init(). Mainly,
when you have NLS stuff turned on under Windows, a block of code gets
executed to find the path to the locale data. Well, in Win98/Me, the
GetFileModuleNameW() function is not implemented and returns an error
without touching the argument. Hence, ucs2_path is passed uninitialized
to apr_conv_ucs2_to_utf8(), and happens to result in the above error on
Khairul's machine.

I've developed a patch to work around this problem without bringing in
Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU) support, but unfortunately, I don't
have a Win 98 machine to test it on. I think the attached patch can at
least cause us to correctly retrieve the path and get it into UCS2
format. However I have a couple of lingering questions:
 1) Does the NLS stuff even work on Win 95/98/Me?
 2) If not, then do we still claim to support 98?

Right now, we claim not to support Win 95/98/Me because of the bdb
backend. Now that we have fsfs, can we theoretically run Subversion on a
Win 95/98/Me machine?

I'm looking for some guidance from some of the other Windows svn devs out
there. Also, if anyone can help test the attached patch and provide
feedback, I'd appreciate it.

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