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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-13 00:08:42 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> I am just as at home in *nix and Win32, but I view Subversion as a
> *nix program which has been ported to Win32 (and I think history backs
> me up here ;)

No it does not. Subversion runs on Windows almost from the beginning,
thanks to yours truly, and I do 99% of my development on Windows
practically since day 1. That's not what I call a Windows port of a Unix

> Consequently, I want it to work under Win32 in the same way as it does
> under *nix.

Then use the Cygwin version, which will do exactly that. It will also
use \n for the "native" line separator, which you presumably want as well.

> If you read the whole thread, you should recall that the OP
> specifically couldn't run Subversion when disconnected from the
> corporate network (for admittedly poor choices made by his/her network
> admin). By tying the _only_ possible location for the .subversion
> folder to the %USERPROFILE% tree, Subversion is specifically broken
> for that user, with no recourse (modulo a different profile for
> disconnected usage, which leads to multiple configuration files).

Note that the same thing will happen if you have your $HOME mounted on a
file serve on Unix and the server isn't available, for one reason or
another. It's exactly the same situation -- /id est/, pilot error.

-- Brane

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