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Re: Problem using externals with a long wc folder name

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-15 13:51:04 CET

On 3/15/07, Schawo, Andreas <ASchawo@sst.ag> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem with an 18 charcter folder name when I am referncing an
> external.
> The property looks like: svn:external PowerCADExtensions -r80
> svn://localhost/doc_pcad_ext/trunk.
> After the first update everything looks fine. But when I do a second
> update it fails with an error message that my wc has to be cleaned.
> Cleaning of the wc doesn't have any better result.
> When I cut the wc folder name to 'PowerCADExt' (11 characters) it is
> working fine.
> I don't know if it's really a Tortoise bug or a svn because I'm just
> using Tortoise.

What is the full path (on your filesystem) that the external checks
out to? Subversion itself has trouble on Windows with very long paths
(something like 200-plus characters) due to (I think) the Win32 API
function it calls.

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Received on Thu Mar 15 13:51:28 2007

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