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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LOG4NET-132) Environment variables are mistakenly case sensitive on windows
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:24:10 GMT

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Stefan Bodewig updated LOG4NET-132:
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    Fix Version/s: 1.2 Maintenance Release

> Environment variables are mistakenly case sensitive on windows
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4NET-132
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-132
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.10
>         Environment: Windows, .Net 3.5
>            Reporter: Matthew Gabeler-Lee
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2 Maintenance Release
>
>
> On windows, environment variables are meant to be case insensitive.  Because of this,
in some contexts, a special IDictionary class that lowercases all the keys is used to manipulate
environment variables, specifically ProcessStartInfo.EnvironmentVariables.
> The upshot of this, for me, is that when running under the profiler I have, all the environment
variables get lowercased, and my logging configuration is broken, because TEMP is now temp,
and log4net is treating the environment variables in a case sensitive manner, from using Environment.GetEnvironmentVariables(),
which creates a normal case sensitive Hashtable object.
> It seems that, on windows, the result of Environment.GetEnvironmentVariables() should
be copied into a StringDictionary to get proper case insensitive behavior.

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