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Bug Report: Missing Name attribute on 'subst' drives

From: Stephen 'Mac' Rowe <srowe_at_bcsinnovations.com.au>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:00:53 +1000

Summary: Check-ins don't work on substituted drive letters

Version: TortoiseSVN 1.6.1, Build 16129 - 32 Bit , 2009/04/10 08:14:05

What I did:

1. Checked out a project into the directory: C:\Projects\Tests

2. Created a substituted drive to that location: eg: Command line: subst
X: C:\Projects\Tests

3. Modified one of the files in the project

4. Checked the project back in

What happened:

Command: Commit

Modified: X://Thefilename.txt

Sending content: X://Thefilename.txt

Error: Commit succeeded, but other errors follow:

Error: Error bumping revisions post-commit (details follow):

Error: In directory 'X:'

Error: Log entry missing 'name' attribute (entry 'rm' for directory 'X:')

Finished!:

Then I had to do a cleanup which also failed. Project unable to be
synchronised from that point on.

What I expected to happen:

A normal check in! It used to work in previous versions (unsure of exact
versions - I just updated to the most recent today)

Other comments:

It might seem odd to use substituted drives like this but it is extremely
handy. If you've ever inherited a project from someone else and tried to
use it, and discovered a few dozen accidentally hard-coded paths in settings
file (eg: C:\Documents And Settings\Fred\Desktop) you'll know what I mean.
Some nasty compilers have a habit of putting full path names in project
files ... substituting a drive letter for the working directory ensures that
it will always work.

Or it used to mean that until I updated to Version 1.6.1

Thanks in advance!

Mac

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