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Re: Bug report: Tortoise SVN broken after updating to latest version

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:32:01 +0200

uklivinginfo wrote:
> That answer seems a little unsatisfactory to me. It am willing to
> believe that it might be a problem with ZoneAlarm, but how can you be
> sure it is ZoneAlarm that is at fault and not TortoiseSVN? I should be

Believe me, I have enough experience with ZoneAlarm. And I can assure
you one thing: if something doesn't work and you have ZoneAlarm
installed, your best bet is to blame ZoneAlarm.

> able to operate both a firewall and TortoiseSVN on the same computer
> without the two conflicting. It's TortoiseSVN that has stopped working
> completely, now I have updated it to the latest version, not
> ZoneAlarm. I only have the free firewall version of ZoneAlarm
> installed, not the full security package. I would have thought that
> the worst ZoneAlarm could do is block ports or IPs that TortoiseSVN
> uses... but not even context menus or icons are working now.

* ZoneAlarm successfully prevented me from installing VS2002 (fresh
Windows installation: ZoneAlarm was the first tool I installed, then
came VS2002 which ZoneAlarm didn't like).
* ZoneAlarm sometimes resets the 'last modification date' on files
without asking, which prevents Subversion from recognizing the files as
* ZoneAlarm interferes with TCP/IP packets (without asking, and without
any entry in the logs) and is the reason for many errors with Subversion
(seems it still can't deal with DAV)
* ZoneAlarm can't be uninstalled properly (try it: I you succeed to
_really_ remove it without reformatting your harddrive, you're a genius)
*ZoneAlarm installs the OpenSSL.dll into the Windows System32 folder,
which breaks a lot of other programs (all those who happen to use a
different version of that dll - happened to TSVN) even though the
OpenSSL website _clearly_ states that you _MUST NOT DO THAT_.

I could add many more to that list.

And remember that a lot of people had no problems installling/updating


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Received on 2008-07-29 15:32:22 CEST

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