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Re: Misleading error messages under Vista and Windows7

From: cowwoc <cowwoc_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:46:30 -0700 (PDT)

My mistake about checkouts. They seem to work. The rest of the bug report
still holds however.

Gili

cowwoc wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I am using Windows7 64-bit, Collabnet Subversion Server 1.6.6
>
> Installation directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion
> Repository directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion\repositories
>
> 1. open a command window
> 2. cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion\repositories
> 3. svnadmin create foo
> 4. program returns success but directory "foo" does not show up under the
> repositories directory
> 5. repeat "svnadmin create foo"
> 6. program will complain "svnadmin: 'test' is a subdirectory of an
> existing repository rooted at 'test'"
>
> What is actually going on is that svnadmin tries writing to C:\Program
> Files (x86)\Subversion\foo. Windows redirects this to
> C:\Users\Gili\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files
> (x86)\Subversion\foo. There are two problems:
>
> 1. The behavior and error message is misleading. I spent an hour trying to
> figure out how to delete the repository so I can try again.
> 2. If you try checking out the repository based in VirtualStore you'll get
> an error, probably because it has the wrong permissions or something.
>
> Expected behavior:
>
> 1. The initial attempt to create the repository directory should fail,
> indicating that the directory cannot be written to, or
> 2. Create the directory, but then if a user tries creating the repository
> a second time the error message should give the *full* path to the
> repository (the one in VirtualStore) so there is no confusion.
> 3. If repository creation is allowed in VirtualStore then checkouts should
> work.
>
> Thanks,
> Gili
>

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