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Re: [Fwd: Found a Bug]

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-04 17:26:55 CEST

Can you reproduce this with latest trunk Subversion?

Levander <levander@mindspring.com> writes:
> Found another way to re-create the bug very similarly.
>
> What that web application that I'm trying to version does sometimes in
> the files it creates (that I mention) below is to copy a directory
> into another place. A copy, not a move.
>
> So, when you go and try to version this new directory, that is a copy
> of an old one that is already version controlled, the new directory
> already has a .svn directory in it.
>
> And, when you add the new directory to the repository, you get an
> error. Which as mentioned previously isn't so bad. But the error is
> very cryptic. Probably should warn saying, in this case, "This
> directory already has a .svn!".
>
> Then, the real problem, like below, after you commit this error, is
> trying to figure out how to get the file back in the repository, and
> you get errors from "svn add" and "svn rm".
>
> -Levander
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Found a Bug
> Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 16:47:50 -0400
> From: Levander <levander@mindspring.com>
> To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
>
> I searched for this issue on
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_issues.html - but it was wierd,
> because nothing ever came up in any of my searches.
>
> I am currently using version 1.1.1 of the server and the client. I am
> using the version from the Ubuntu Hoary repositories.
>
> Basically, whenever you try to "svn add" a directory that you don't have
> write permission to, call it $DIR, svn gives you an error saying
> "$DIR/.svn/lock: No such file or directory." This wouldn't be so bad,
> although it probably should say that you need write permission to a
> directory to add it to the repository.
>
> What's worse though is when you do a "svn status", $DIR shows up in the
> list with a tilde (~) next to it. If you try to re-add the directory to
> the svn repository, you get an error. If you try to "svn rm" the
> directory from the repository, you get an error.
>
> The work around is to 1.) change the directory's name, 2.) "svn rm" the
> directory, 3.) change the directory's name back to the original, 4.)
> give yourself write permissions to the directory, 5.) "svn add" the
> directory back to svn.
>
> Trying to add a directory you don't have write access to may sound like
> an obscure use case, but I don't think it is that obscure. The reason
> it's coming up for me is I'm putting a web application written in php in
> a svn repository. The application occasionally creates directories and
> files. By default, created directories only have write permission by
> the user the web server is running as. Seems like other people would be
> doing this to.
>
> Thanks,
> -Levander
>
>
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