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Re: problem running svn 1.3.2 on windows xp

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-09-11 17:05:35 CEST

On 9/9/06, Michael Schneider <michaelschneider@fuse.net> wrote:
> I installed svn 1.3.2 on my windows xp box.
>
> When I run any svn (including svn help) I receive
>
> "svn: Can't determine the system config path"
>
>
> some data:
>
> 1) APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\scmikes\Application Data
> 2) user scmikes is an admin user on this box
> 3) I uninstalled svn, then, deleted all Tigris entry from the registry, and
> reinstalled (no change)
> 4) I deleted %APPDATA%\Subversion, it was recreated when I ran SVN help
> (the svn help command still returned the error, even though the config files
> were created by the svn help command)
>
>
> Any suggestions on what to try next.

Hmm. Weird. It looks like that error only occurs if we get a failure
trying to call SHGetFolderPathW or SHGetFolderPathA in
subversion/libsvn_subr/config_win.c:svn_config__win_config_path.
Unfortunately, the actual return value from those functions don't seem
to be saved anywhere, so it's difficult to determine exactly what
caused the problem.

Note that it's trying to find the system's config path, not the
per-user one, so it's not the %APPDATA% dir that's the issue, it's the
system wide shared application data directory that's causing your
problem. I'm not much of a windows person, so I can't really say how
to proceed, but I'd recommend looking into something that could be
weird with that directory...

-garrett

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