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Re: Win32 1.2.0RC2: Strange Windows encryption bug / UI failure after reinstall.

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-05-05 00:49:09 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:

> David M. Wilson wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> After reinstalling Windows XP a few days back, I found that after
>> attempting my first commit with the newly installed machine, I get
>> this strange error: http://botanicus.net/dw/tmp/svn-protected-item.png
>> I tried entering a few different passwords into the text input
>> control, but the dialog box kept reappearing. On pressing cancel, my
>> commit succeeded anyway. It is also worth noting that the Description
>> field in the dialog appaers to be displaying uninitialised or binary
>> data.
> Here's what happened: when you reinstalled your machine, your Windows
> encryption key was reset. Because of that, Subversion was no longer
> able to decrypt the existing password. Subversion itself detects that,
> ignores the stored password and asks you (on the command line) for the
> correct one. The dialog box is displayed by the Windows crypto
> provider, and quite frankly I think that's a bug. It seems that, when
> I implemented password encryption for Windows, I forgot to set a flag
> that suppresses all GUI popups. I'll fix that.

Should be fixed in r14580. I'm not 100% sure because I wasn't actually
able to reproduce the bug (even though I *have* seen that pop-up before,

-- Brane

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