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From "Dominique Jean-Prost (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (SCM-409) Windows path length limitations can be overcome by feeding an absolute path to SVN
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2008 09:51:48 GMT
Windows path length limitations can be overcome by feeding an absolute path to SVN

                 Key: SCM-409
             Project: Maven SCM
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: maven-scm-api
    Affects Versions: 1.1
         Environment: Windows OS
            Reporter: Dominique Jean-Prost

When calling Subversion with relative paths there is a limit of 255 characters to the path
length. If you call Subversion with an absolute path that no longer applies and you now have
access to 32K chars. I have tried this myself and it does work. Try feeding SVN a path that
is relative and is over 255 chars. It will not be able to complete the transaction. Now, try
to the same path again only as an absolute path and it will successfully complete the transaction.

This bug was originally fixed for the update command, but still remains for the checkout command.
There may be other command that are affected by this bug.

1. cd c:\a\very\long\paht\under\windows\xp\or\windows\2000
2. mvn scm:checkout -DconnectionUrl=scm:svn:http://myUrlHere
--> It says 
[INFO] Executing: cmd.exe /X /C "svn --non-interactive checkout http://myUrlHere checkout"
[INFO] Working directory: c:\a\very\long\paht\under\windows\xp\or\windows\2000
[ERROR] Provider message:
[ERROR] The svn command failed.
[ERROR] Command output:
[ERROR] svn: Your .svn/tmp directory may be missing or corrupt; run 'svn cleanup' and try
svn: Can't open file 'checkout\blabla....svn-base': Le chemin d'accès spécifié est introuvable.

3. If I execute svn --non-interactive checkout http://myUrlHere c:\a\very\long\paht\under\windows\xp\or\windows\2000\checkout
: it works.

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