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Max Path Length Headache

From: Surapol Pairojtanachai <surapol_at_bridsystems.com>
Date: 2005-02-18 08:26:35 CET

We use svn on our large java project, developed primarily on Windows XP.
As usual, java development requires very very deep directory structure.
On many incidences, the svn checkout and update just fail ("Unable to
find path" error or something like that on ".svn/tmp") on a very long
path operations. We were up to our neck for a few days, and finally we
tried to shorten many directories and files names. And the problems were

However, we need to use long paths that are longer than 255 characters
limit. I have seen some post here blamed the issue to NTFS. But I have
seen some other information on the net saying that NTFS only put 255
characters limit on each element of path. The whole path limit for NTFS
is set at 32K!

Is it the problem of APR or SVN? Any info or solution will be greatly



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