# Re: [Subclipse-users] Problems when moving workspace

From: B Smith-Mannschott <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-11 11:25:10 CEST

On 8/28/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 8/28/07, patric@mainlan.de <patric@mainlan.de> wrote:
> > I am using Eclipse 3.3 and Subclipse 1.2.4 and I am having problems
> > when checking out from svn using subclipse and when the workspace gets
> > moved to a different directory.
> >
> > Subclipse seems to be not able to resolve the new path, it just points
> > to the old one (for example when using "Show History"):
> >
> > svn: Cannot read from to
> > 'E:\IDE-3.3\workspace\myproject\src\path\to\the\sources\.svn\format':
> > path refers to directory or read access is denied
> >
> > (the path printed above is the old one)
>
> I have never known workspaces to be portable. Eclipse itself stores
> stuff in the workspace that does not like to be moved.

This has not been my experience. Granted, I'm careful to use workspace
relative references to resources when possible, but I often copy, rename, or
move workspaces aside and have never had significant problems doing so
before eclipse3.3+subclipse. I've even, on occasion copied workspaces form
one machine (linux) to another (mac, windows) and had few problems.

For Subclipse, the cache probably has paths in it. Did you refresh
> everything after you moved the workspace? I would expect that to
> trigger Eclipse to update the caches.
>

I've seen the same behavior described by the OP and I have both refreshed
and done a "clean" of all projects, but the error messages from "SVN"
remain.

The "SVN Interface" selected in my case is SVNKit. JavaHL is not available
in my case, presumably because my subversion build is 64-bit while the
eclipse I'm running is 32-bit. (I use a 32-bit eclipse because it requires
significantly less memory and seems more stable with the oXygen plugin).

This change in behavior is irritating because it breaks my workflow. It also
seem gratuitous since the problem did not previously exist. Have you got any
other ideas for a workaround? Is there a way I could clean out the caches
manually?

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// Ben Smith-Mannschott

Received on Tue Sep 11 11:21:49 2007

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