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Re: APR_ICONV_PATH env variable on Windows and other apr-iconv apps

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2005-03-13 07:25:03 CET

> It appears that the Subversion installer sets the APR_ICONV_PATH
> environment variable which causes other apps using apr-iconv to use (at
> least under some conditions) Subversion's collection of encoding
> descriptions. I just encountered the issue while starting to
> incorporate apr-iconv into log4cxx and was getting an access violation
> within Subversion's _tbl_simple.so. I haven't been able to track down
> exactly what blew up yet.
> I was curious what motivated setting APR_ICONV_PATH and if there might
> be a way to eliminate the need to do that.

I believe TortoiseSVN gets around this absurdity by patching the iconv
libraries to avoid using the environment variable.


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