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Re: Issue 4073 Timescales / Workarounds

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:05:31 +0100

On 23 April 2012 11:11, David Hickman <david.hickman_at_audleytravel.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I’m trying to make a plan for migrating some of our source code to SVN and
> am looking at using externals to deal with some of our code that is shared
> between libraries.  In doing this I have come across the issue number 4073
> (Assert on Windows absolute paths in svn:externals) which is preventing me
> from being able to map our externals to absolute paths (we are all Windows
> based machines here).
> The link for the issue is below:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4073
> Is anyone aware of any work arounds for issue number 4073?  I guess using
> relative paths is likely to work but that would require changes to a number
> of our projects that we would rather not tackle at this time.  Are there any
> special characters or special methods of formatting the path that I can use
> to get the externals to work?  If not does anyone have any idea about the
> timescales for the version in which this issue is likely to be resolved?

Hopefully within the next week or so. The issue is fixed on trunk and
has been nominated for backport to the 1.7 branch, and the subversion
team are planning to cut a new release by the end of the month.
TortoiseSVN will almost certainly be updated within a day of

It would be worth you prodding on the subversion list to see if that
issue has enough votes to be accepted for backport yet.


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