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Bug: Subversion Windows installer not setting paths correctly

From: Humberto Madeira <Humberto.Madeira_at_trapezegroup.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:44:03 -0500

Hi all,

I ran across a bug with the Windows (msi) Subversion installer where it
was not setting the paths correctly during an install with a non-default

To Reproduce:

1) download Setup-Subversion-1.7.1.msi from

2) use it to install Subversion into c:\Apache\Subversion instead of the
default c:\Program Files\Subversion

You will find the files in the correct place, but the APR_ICONV_PATH and
the PATH will still point to c:\Program Files\Subversion

>Your operating system
        Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32 bit) Service Pack 2
>The release and/or revision of Subversion
>The compiler and configuration options you built Subversion with
        binary built and packaged by David Darj and up on SourceForge (see
>Any private modifications you made to your Subversion
>The version of Berkeley DB you're running Subversion with, if any
        nope - using FSFS
>Anything else that could possibly be relevant. Err on the side of too
much information, rather than too little.
        Using it with Apache httpd-2.2.21-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8r.msi
(not using the SSL)
        Using it with Python2.7.2 from Python.org
        Using the python bindings svn-win32-1.7.1_py27.zip from David Darj
(as per above)

Note: this path problem is not easy to spot (if you didn't expect it) so I
first caught it when trying to commit.
Since I use case-insensitive.py in the pre-commit hook - the problem gets
reported in the Python stack trace
- which then leads you onto a wild goose chase in the Python path setup
(which is actually fine but since you aren't able to tell, distracts you
from the real problem)

Best Regards all
Received on 2011-11-23 21:50:43 CET

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