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Re: Subversion error "Can't determine the user's config path" on windows

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-10 21:07:33 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> p.s. FWIW, I think that Subversion /should/ pay attention to HOME and
> only fall back to the abomination that is %USERPROFILE% as a last
> resort. I can log into multiple domains, so I have multiple
> %USERPROFILE% trees on a given box. I would prefer to have a single
> shared %HOME% directory for all profiles, which using the idiotic
> Win32 structure is impossible (or at least very difficult)

Contrariwise, soneone with a roaming profile will be very happy to see
her Subversion settings migrate with everything else when she switches
to another machine. And I'd say this use case is much more common than
yours (which only happens in places where someone didn't *think* before
setting up the domain topology).

I'd consider an option that would let the user specify a different
config directory on Windows, but I'm not sure %HOME% is the right way to
go. Perhaps a magic file in %APPDATA%/Subversion? Oh wait, you can turn
that directory into a junction today, unless you're on NT4...

Suggestions welcome. But more than one, please :-)

-- Brane

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Received on Mon May 10 21:08:51 2004

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