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Re: SVN commit log issues (CLI 1.6.4 on WinXP SP2)

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:25:35 -0500

On Sep 14, 2009, at 18:32, Robert Gonzalez wrote:

> I have run into a problem recently that I don't know how to solve.
> Google is not being my friend and neither is the SVN manual.
> When I attempt to commit my changes from the command line on Windows
> my editor opens up with an old commit log message. It also does not
> have the svn status of changed/added/deleted files in it. When I
> delete the log message that is in the editor and replace it then
> save it and exit my editor, I get the following message from SVN:
> Code:
> Log message unchanged or not specified
> (a)bort, (c)ontinue, (e)dit:
> If I choose continue the commit happens but without a log message.
> If I choose edit, another svn-commit.tmp file opens, this time #2,
> with a different old log message. When I change that, save it and
> exit the editor, I get the same message from SVN. In fact, I get
> this message no matter what I do when committing from the command
> line, regardless of which editor I am using (I have tried this with
> vim, Notepad, Notepad2 and Notepad++, all with the same result). SVN
> just keeps making a bunch of svn-commit.tmp files, and it always
> seems to keep the oldest three messages in the first of the three
> commit message log files.
> I can definitely pass the message with the -m flag, and I can also
> send the message when using tortoise. This is only happening from
> the command line in Windows (XP SP2).
> SVN Client details:
> Code:
> C:\>svn --version
> svn, version 1.6.4 (r38063)
> compiled Aug 5 2009, 12:42:52
> Copyright (C) 2000-2009 CollabNet.
> Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/
> This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/
> ).
> The following repository access (RA) modules are available:
> * ra_neon : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol
> using Neon.
> - handles 'http' scheme
> - handles 'https' scheme
> * ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network
> protocol.
> - with Cyrus SASL authentication
> - handles 'svn' scheme
> * ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
> - handles 'file' scheme
> * ra_serf : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol
> using serf.
> - handles 'http' scheme
> - handles 'https' scheme
> My question is, how do I fix this? I just want SVN to forget about
> the old commit message logs and let me commit with the current
> status. What do I need to do?

It sounds like your EDITOR (or SVN_EDITOR) environment variable is not
set up correctly. What is it set to?


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