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Re: Absurd "versioned directory of the same name already exists" error

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:26:13 +0200

Jonathan Coles wrote:
> I'm using TortoiseSVN 1.5.2 on a version 1.1. SVN server.
>
> I have one working copy that gives me the following error message:
>
> "Failed to add directory 'C:\svnwork\Admin_Guide\GRAPHICS': A versioned
> directory of the same name already exists."
>
> The GRAPHICS directory is supposed to be there. It should simply update
> when you update the top-level directory. This is completely a non-error.
> I have never seen it before. I get around the problem by updating the
> GRAPHICS folder separately.
>
> One thing I have not tried is to completely recreate the working copy by
> doing a Checkout.
>
> Any ideas what this is about? Just an obscure bug, perhaps?

Check the log for that directory. Maybe it was renamed from GRAPHICS to
graphics. Files/folders that only have been renamed to change the case
of one or more letters will throw such errors on update, because the
Windows file system treats GRAPHICS and graphics as identical.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-08-28 17:26:38 CEST

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