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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Patch] apr_filepath_merge() on "c:path" fails consistently on Windows if the current directory is "c:/windows" instead of "C:/Windows"
Date Mon, 05 Jul 2010 19:38:27 GMT
Applied in r960665 to trunk.

Backports will be needed before future branch releases (unsure what
the schedule is for that).

Thanks,
-g

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 08:43, Bert Huijben <bert@qqmail.nl> wrote:
>        Hi,
>
> As mailed in November 2009 [1], simple apr_filepath_merge() calls on paths
> like "C:/Windows" fail for users that use a shell that turns their active
> directory in a "c:/users/bert" style instead of the more common
> "C:/users/bert" (note the lower case 'C').
>
> The current APR code just assumes that drive letters returned by the Windows
> current path functions are always uppercase, which is not the case. This
> issue is reported every few months on different Subversion mailinglists and
> probably seen much more often by users that can't explain any of this.
>
> The patch attached to this mail removes the assumption that the drive
> letters must always be uppercase and adds a test which shows the error
> behavior. Easier ways to reproduce are adding a program shortcut with a
> lower case letter in the 'Start In' box, using CygWin or using 'CD /D
> c:\windows' in a dos prompt.
> (See also dirent_uri-tests.exe 36 in Subversion)
>
>
> I'm willing to work on more patches to improve APR and especially APR's
> performance on Windows, but if even this most important patch for me (and
> other Windows Subversion users) takes more than half a year to apply even
> with periodic pinging (some on private@), I can probably better spend my
> time starting my own APR patches for Windows project.
>
>
> For other long delayed Windows specific patches from me and others see [2]
> and [3] (but these didn't receive the same amount of review as [1]).
>
>        Bert
>
>
> [1] http://marc.info/?t=125737717900001&r=1&w=3
> [2] http://marc.info/?t=127143172200001&r=1&w=2
> [3] http://marc.info/?l=apr-dev&m=127219937825412
>
>

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