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Re: SASL on Windows

From: steveking <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:29:04 +0200

Mark Phippard wrote:
> I have been playing around with SASL on Windows to test our CollabNet
> Subversion packaging for 1.5. It was a bit of an adventure.
> The first issue I found was that I needed an svn.conf that looked like this:
> pwcheck_method: auxprop
> auxprop_plugin: sasldb
> mech_list: ANONYMOUS CRAM-MD5
> sasldb_path: C:\svn_repository\sasldb
> The key was that last line. Our current sasl.txt does not mention
> that. From what I can tell, unlike on Linux, on Windows there is no
> default path for this file.

Well, there is. But I guess that Subversion does not install the SASL
dlls there but in the svn directory.
And of course, as I repeatedly warned (not just for SASL but for
apr-iconv too) this is a desaster waiting to happen. That's why I call

sasl_set_path(SASL_PATH_TYPE_PLUGIN, path_to_install_dir);

in TortoiseSVN to avoid having SASL use dlls which are not built and
tested for TSVN.

I would recommend that the svn.exe client would do the same (at least on


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