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Re: nightly build and svn 1.5

From: James Wilson <jrguitar21_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:00:43 -0500

On Jan 22, 2008 1:01 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> The 'svn.exe' and 'svnadmin.exe' in our nightly build folders are there
> in case you find a bug in TSVN and want to reproduce it with the
> official svn client (if it happens there too, then the bug is in the svn
> library and I have it easier to find the reason or come up with a
> reproduction recipe for the svn guys).

gotcha, guess that could be useful for people that don't already have
an svn cli client installed.

> If you want to 'upgrade' your existing svn client, then you have to
> adjust the PATH env variable to not point to the original svn client
> folder anymore but the TSVN bin folder where you copied the svn.exe to.
> But I would not recommend that. Just use your original svn client.

My original client is the svn provided by cygwin, for which version
1.5 hasn't been released yet. So I had to download and setup separate
binaries by hand. I'll just document here for posterity what I already

Download svn 1.5 binaries for windows from

Unzip to c:\cygwin\usr\local which will appropriately put the 1.5
binaries in the /usr/local/bin folder.

I figured that this would be enough...

$which svn

$/usr/local/bin/svn.exe --version
svn, version 1.5.0 (dev build)
   compiled Nov 1 2007, 17:54:29

But for some reason it didn't work completely. Even though
/usr/local/bin has precedence over /bin in my $PATH variable, it still
seemed to be grabbing the old version installed in /bin. Very odd.

$svn --version
svn, version 1.4.5 (r25188)
   compiled Sep 19 2007, 23:10:31

Had to backup current svn binaries:

$ cd /bin
$ mkdir svn-1.4
$ mv svn*.exe svn-1.4/

Link /bin/svn.exe to new 1.5 binaries:
$ ln -s /usr/local/bin/svn.exe

Check version:
$which svn

$svn --version
svn, version 1.5.0 (dev build)
   compiled Nov 1 2007, 17:54:29

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