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RE: Externals using absolute path on Windows

From: David Hickman <david.hickman_at_audleytravel.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:14:19 +0000

David Hickman <david.hickman_at_audleytravel.com> writes:

> Is anyone aware of any work arounds for issue number 4073? I guess
> using relative paths is likely to work but that would require changes
> to a number of our projects that we would rather not tackle at this
> time. Are there any special characters or special methods of
> formatting the path that I can use to get the externals to work? If
> not does anyone have any idea about the timescales for the version in
> which this issue is likely to be resolved?

Allowing absolute paths in older versions on Windows was inadvertant.
Adding support is not currently planned since allowing the server to place files at known locations outside the working copy has security implications.

Hi Philip,
Thanks for your reply.  I received a response on the Tortoise SVN mailing list that this bug had already been fixed in trunk and would be back ported to 1.7 branch.  Is it a definite that support for absolute paths will not exist in the future?
Best Regards,
Received on 2012-04-23 15:14:55 CEST

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