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Re: problems copying and removing a directory

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-05 14:08:03 CEST

"Dylan Cuthbert" <dylan@q-games.com> writes:

> I have a tree repo/john/blob checked out and I also have a tree of just john
> checked out somewhere else.
> I then try to update or commit from my "other" checked out john, I now get
> the error
> svn: Error string not specified yet
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: OPTIONS request failed on /repo/john/blob
> svn:
> file not found: revision `1377', path `/john'

You never explained how this happened, or what you did in either of
your working copies. Is it true? Does the path /john no longer exist
in r1377? Did you delete or rename this path? What's the backstory here?

> So what if I had important changes in this directory that I want to commit
> *somewhere*, what do I do?

You can save your local mods by simply running 'svn diff > patchfile'.
This doesn't require any network access at all.

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