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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: TortoiseSVN bug - assertion failure
Date Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:23:32 GMT
On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 05:00:30PM -0700, Ed wrote:
> In file
>  'D:\Development\SVN\Releases\TortoiseSVN-1.8.7\ext\subversion\subversion\libsvn_wc\wc_db.c'
>  line 13676: assertion failed (svn_dirent_is_absolute(local_abspath))
> ---------------------------
> OK   
> ---------------------------
> The circumstances involving the assertion were as follows:
> 1) In repo-browser, I created a folder directly under "trunk".
> 2) I attempted to check this folder out to a directory that already contained actual
versionable files (i.e., source files)*.
> When I attempted the checkout, I got the error.
> I may revert to an older version of TortoiseSVN, since I've never gotten that error before,
and it's preventing me from adding projects (unless I use another technique).
> [*This is how I add a project to source control. After checking out a new, empty project,
I use 
> TortoiseSvn (from the explorer menu) to add the revelevant files, then perform a commit.]
> I don't know whether I'm sending this post to the correct address, as the instructions
for bug reporting are very poorly written.
> I don't know whether I'm sending this report to the correct place, as the instructions
for bug reporting are extremely poor.

Hi Ed,

please report this to the tortoisesvn project (
It looks like torotisesvn might be passing relative paths where
it should be passing absolute ones.

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