# RE: Error resolving case for

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2006-11-10 02:17:37 CET

Quoth Stephen Boyd <mailto:sboyd@lnssoftware.ca>:
> I tried Tortoise SVN instead of the svn command line interface. In
> this case I get this error:
>
> Error * Can't open file '\e:\subversion\trkc\format': The filename,
> directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
>
> This at least makes a bit more sense but this makes it look more like
> a bug in svn. A URL of
>
> svn://aurdev/e:/subversion/trkc
>
> shouldn't give me \e:\subversion\trkc in the error message. Should
> it? The leading slash certainly looks out of place.

Well, that's not a valid svn:// URL, so I'm not too surprised.

When you start the svnserve server, you give it a path to either a
single repository or a folder containing several repositories. (I think
if you don't specify a path explicitly then it assumes the working
folder is one of those two.)

In the former case, the URL to the repository is svn://computername/
In the latter case, the URL to any of the repositories is
svn://computername/repositoryname/
In no cases do you use drive letters in the URL.

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