Running on Windows

I use Subversion for source code control. Today, I attempted to run on Windows and I was initially greeted by an error message similar to this:

Directory e:\libs\loadpng-1.0 will be tagged as 1.0
Please examine identified tags. Are they acceptable? (Y/n) Y
Checking that the base URL is a Subversion repository.
Running svn log -r HEAD file:///svn/vendortest/vendor/loadpng
'@SVN_BINDIR@/svn' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
E:\bin\dev\ svn log -r HEAD file:///svn/vendortest/vendor/loadpng
failed with this output:
Press return to quit and clean up svn working directory:

I searched on Google and didn't find much except this message, which had no reply. So I opened up the Perl script and noticed that the line containing this code seemed to be the problem:

my $svn = '@SVN_BINDIR@/svn';

I changed it to this

my $svn = 'C:\Program Files\svn\svn-win32-1.3.2\bin\svn.exe';

That fixed my problem. BTW, if you are starting from scratch with this, you'll need a Windows diff utility and it must be accessible from the path, and you'll need ActiveState Perl. After installing Perl, I copied diff.exe into C:\Perl\bin.
You can get from the Subversion Repository. (Grab and the readme.)
Don't forget to check out the relevant section of the Subversion book if you need more info.


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Thanks for this information.Just to add 2 things:- when downloading the diff utility don't forget the dependencies package that contains 2 necessary dlls- if you don't want to hard-code the path to svn.exe into the perl script you can still use the environment variable:my $svn = $ENV{'SVN_BINDIR'} . '\svn';