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Re: Bug in svn 1.2.0: cleanup requires cleanup

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-16 17:26:47 CEST

[Please keep this on the list]

On Jun 16, 2005, at 9:53 AM, Norbert Unterberg wrote:

>>> svn: Your .svn/tmp directory may be missing or corrupt; run 'svn
>>> cleanup' and try again
>>>
>
>
>> If .svn/tmp/ is missing, or if .svn/entries is missing, then
>> the .svn/ area is dead.
>>
>
> But why does the error message implies that cleanup will repair the
> error (at least that is what I read there: ".svn/tmp missing, run
> cleanup")?

I don't believe that 'svn cleanup' restores missing .svn/tmp/ dirs.
Am I wrong about this?

If so, then I agree that this error message is misleading and should
be fixed.

>
> I thought I read some messages about cleanup repairing these empty
> folders on this list, but I can't find it in the archive right now...
>

The only messages I remember were on the users@ list, specifically
about how and why the svn client *can't* repair damaged .svn/ areas.

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