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Re: Assertion in svn_uri_is_canonical

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:49:01 +0200

On 22.08.2013 22:40, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 22.08.2013 18:11, kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com wrote:
>> Passing an invalid URL to svn co causes an abort and core dump. This
>> fails with all protocols
>> http, svn, file. It occurs with all versions I tested (1.7.5, 1.7.11,
>> 1.7.12, 1.8.1, and the now defunct 1.8.2)
>> It occurs with multiple subcommand (ls, info, etc.) It happens on
>> both unix and windows platforms.
>> The "abort" is especially bad on Windows since it will pop open a
>> dialog window due to the abort.
>> It is expected that the command line would return an appropriate user
>> friendly error message
>> instead of crashing when faced with invalid input.
>> ./svn co file://./test <file://test>
>> svn: subversion/libsvn_subr/dirent_uri.c:1315: svn_uri_basename:
>> Assertion `svn_uri_is_canonical(uri, ((void *)0))' failed.
>> Abort (core dumped)
> Interesting ... the assertion itself is fine, however, the command-line
> client should either reject invalid URL parameters, or canonicalize the
> input. Apparently we missed one.

Apparently all commands that accept an URL will abort in this way,
except for "svn relocate". So it looks like some kind of "policy" but I
think it's the wrong one.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
Received on 2013-08-22 22:49:33 CEST

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