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Re: File URLs truncated on Windows with mapped and SUBST drives

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:18:57 +0200

On 28.08.2013 02:43, Andy Levy wrote:
> This was originally reported on the TSVN Users list but I've
> reproduced it with the command line client. Original thread:
> http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2013-08/0227.shtml
> Jason Dunaway is using a mapped network drive for his repository, but
> I reproduced the behavior with a drive letter created with SUBST.
> We're both using SVN 1.8.1. He's on XP (pretty sure), I'm on Windows 7
> Pro 64-bit.
> Steps to reproduce:
>> svnadmin create r:\Appraisal
>> subst X:\ R:\Appraisal
>> svn co file:///X:/ r:/tmp6
> Everything to this point is successful.
>> svn mkdir file:///X:/Appraisal -m "test"
> Committed revision 1.
>> md r:\tmp7
> Directory: R:\
> Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
> ---- ------------- ------ ----
> d---- 08/27/2013 10:22 tmp7
>> svn co file:///X:/Appraisal r:\tmp7
>> svn: E160005: Target path '/ppraisal' does not exist
> Note that the A in Appraisal has been chopped off. Thinking that it
> might be just that one letter, I tried a different one.
>> svn mkdir file:///X:/TryAgain -m "test"
> Committed revision 2.
>> svn co file:///X:/TryAgain r:\tmp8
> svn: E160005: Target path '/ryAgain' does not exist
> Same result. The T has been lopped off.
> If I use the real path to the repository (not the SUBST drive letter),
> it's successful:
>> svn co file:///R:/Appraisal/TryAgain r:\tmp9
> Checked out revision 2.
> Jason was successful when using the full UNC path instead of the
> mapped drive letter, which is consistent with my results with the
> SUBST vs. real paths.

This does look like a bug, but I cant say offhand if it's in Subversion
or APR. Please report the issue in


and also post a note about it on dev_at_subversion.apache.org (also please
don't cross-post).


-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
Received on 2013-08-28 11:19:46 CEST

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