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Re: svnadmin: 'foo' is a subdirectory of an existing repository rooted at 'foo'

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 13:01:26 -0700

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> With Subversion 1.5.2 on Mac OS X 10.4.11, trying to create a repository
> that already exists gives a slightly confusing message:
>
>
> $ svn --version | head -n 2
> svn, version 1.5.2 (r32768)
> compiled Sep 2 2008, 17:50:51
> $ rm -rf foo
> $ svnadmin create foo
> $ svnadmin create foo
> svnadmin: 'foo' is a subdirectory of an existing repository rooted at 'foo'
> $
>
>
> I think the message was clearer with Subversion 1.5.1:
>
>
> $ svn --version | head -n 2
> svn, version 1.5.1 (r32289)
> compiled Jul 31 2008, 05:50:42
> $ rm -rf foo
> $ svnadmin create foo
> $ svnadmin create foo
> svnadmin: Repository creation failed
> svnadmin: Could not create top-level directory
> svnadmin: 'foo' exists and is non-empty
> $

I think it is a different test and a different failure reason.

In r32636 the following "fix" was comitted:

"Don't allow repository creation inside of an existant repository. This
was first mentioned on the users list here:
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2008-08/0800.shtml"

I suspect your 1.5.2 recipe is hitting this.

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