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Re: Externals using absolute path on Windows

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:49:26 +0100

David Hickman <david.hickman_at_audleytravel.com> writes:

> 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.
>
> --
> Philip
>
>
>>>>>>>>
>
> 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?

The issue was fixed by making Windows behave like Unix and so give an
"invalid property" error rather than an assert. Adding support for
absolute paths is not currently planned due to the security issue.

-- 
Philip
Received on 2012-04-23 15:50:07 CEST

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