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Bug 108577 - interaction with cygwin svn client
Summary: interaction with cygwin svn client
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Subversion (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@versioncontrol
: 108536 124343 124537 144021 185790 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-30 21:03 UTC by Tomas Stupka
Modified: 2010-05-09 06:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Tomas Stupka 2007-06-30 21:03:04 UTC
it's impossible to use the subversion module together with a cygwin cmd line client. Because running on windows the
netbeans svn module passes the svn commands in a format the cygwin client doesn't seem able to process.

it would be nice to know what's the client ("pure" windows, or cygwin) on the cmd line to give at least a undestandable
error message. 

maybe having an option for this, so the user could specify what client he has installed, would be the solution. The svn
module could the work as if running against a linux shell.

see also issue #108069
Comment 1 Tomas Stupka 2007-07-02 17:51:42 UTC
*** Issue 108536 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 Tomas Stupka 2008-01-02 08:59:59 UTC
*** Issue 124537 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Daniel Blaukopf 2008-01-02 10:55:01 UTC
Is it documented that NetBeans subversion support does not work if Cygwin is installed? If not, can we have a note to
that effect on It took me a long time to figure out what the problem was.
Comment 4 Tomas Stupka 2008-01-02 12:22:02 UTC
agree. the faq and the online tutorial seem to be good candidates

Comment 5 Troy Giunipero 2008-01-10 15:51:16 UTC
I've added a brief note to the tutorial:

(Note that changes should be visible by 11.1)
Comment 6 Tomas Stupka 2008-01-19 06:31:09 UTC
*** Issue 124343 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Peter Pis 2008-08-18 11:47:13 UTC
*** Issue 144021 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Tomas Stupka 2009-12-08 10:17:57 UTC
we won't support this - doesn't seem to be that much in demand anymore
Comment 9 clausb 2010-04-24 08:38:57 UTC
Ran into this recently and debugged into it. Bottom line:
   * NetBeans passes paths in Windows notation, i.e. using
     backslashes and drive letters
   * The Cygwin version of svn.exe expects forward slashes
     and (in some cases) /cygdrive/d/... instead of d:/...

Details can be found at I also
posted a debugging/interceptor tool there which I used to learn about the interaction between the IDE and svn.exe, and to tweak paths as they are sent from NetBeans to svn.exe.
Comment 10 Ondrej Vrabec 2010-05-09 06:05:39 UTC
*** Bug 185790 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***