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Re: Corrupt working copy after merge cancel - SVN 1.7.4

From: Brian Neal <bgneal_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 07:57:38 -0500

Hello Thorsten,

> C:\Windows\Temp is no default temporary directory for a user. Normally
> Subversion would use the user specific Temp directory, unless you
> configured your user to use Windows\Temp, which is not recommended at
> all. I would guess that your environment may be a little bit special
> and therefore you should describe it and maybe ran into permission
> problems in Windows\Temp.

I believe you have hit on something. We use an embedded compiler tool
chain on Windows XP that is somewhat old, and it sometimes errors out
when it encounters spaces in path names. I don't think I have
encountered this problem, but my colleague and a few others have.
Therefore they have explicitly set the environment variable TEMP, and
in this particular case, my colleague has TEMP=C:\Windows\Temp. Taking
a poll around the office, others have set it to TEMP=C:\Temp. Mine is
still the default, which I believe is
TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\brian\LOCALS~1\Temp.

So now we are left a bit puzzled as to why some of us have encountered
the "spaces in path" problem with the compiler and others have not.
But that isn't a concern for this list. :) But in any event, I will
advise my colleague to change the value of his TEMP variable if you
think C:\Windows\Temp can cause a permissions problem for Subversion.

Just for completeness, to answer to your questions (which may not be
relevant now):

> For example is the Working Copy user specific or system wide?

I am not sure I know what you mean. It is a "normal" working copy
created interactively by an XP user using Tortoise. I didn't know you
could create "system wide" or "user specific" working copies.

> Was the merging user really a normal user or "something" in a service context?

Normal, interactive user sitting at a keyboard. :)

Thank you!

Regards,
BN
Received on 2012-04-06 14:58:12 CEST

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