Issue #1978 has been updated by Stephen Bannasch.


While the dependence on the subversion keyword expansion has been present for a while the crash only started after this commit by shyouhei:

    svn rev: 22283
    branch: ruby_1_8_6
    Fri Feb 13 2009 05:18:12 GMT-0500 (EST)
    merge revision(s) 20245,20247: * lib/logger.rb (ProgName): fixed for svn, based on a patch from Nobuhiro IMAI at [ruby-dev:37108].

Which was the resolution for this earlier issue:

  http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/759
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