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RE: Subversion checkout issue with certain short names on Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:16:56 +0200

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bert Huijben [mailto:bert_at_qqmail.nl]
> Sent: zondag 29 maart 2015 17:50
> To: 'Stephen White'; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Subversion checkout issue with certain short names on Windows
>

> It looks like a bug, but not one that we can fix in Subversion. We use the apr
> library for all our path calculations. I'm guessing that this problem occurs in the
> APR truename implementation, as after that the code to convert back from
> absolute paths back to shortnames would be affected
>
> What do you see if you just type 'svn info API~1.IMP' for that directory. (I don't
> think this is in any way specific to checkout)
>
>
> The obvious workaround is of course to just use the full name instead of the
> short name.
>
>
> Interesting followup questions would be what version of Subversion and what
> version of apr you are using. Perhaps this issue was already fixed.

I've identified the bug in apr and posted a patch to the apr development list to fix the problem. See the ' [Patch] apr_file_path_merge returns incorrect truepath on certain 'short paths' on Windows' thread.

I hope they'll fix the problem in the next release... but I've posted multiple patches over the last year (affecting Subversion) and some of them haven't been applied yet.

        Bert
Received on 2015-06-15 14:17:48 CEST

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