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Re: assertion failure whilst copying a directory

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-06 14:14:42 CEST

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

> I've been moving and mkdir'ing directories (using svn mv and svn mkdir of
> course) and now I tried to make a copy of trunk/projects and put it into
> branches/test-branch. This is what happened:
> $ svn cp trunk/projects/ branches/test-branch/
> assertion "! adm_access->set_owner || apr_hash_count (adm_access->set) == 0"
> failed: file "subversion/libsvn_wc/lock.c", line 438
> Aborted (core dumped)
> What have I done wrong?

There's nothing wrong with that copy command above. But we can't
tell you what's wrong, because we don't know what commands you issued
beforehand. You may have discovered a magic sequence of commands that
has triggered a bug.

> And how do I continue from here? was the directory
> copied? should I delete it and re-issue the command? Or should I revert
> and re-issue the command?

You *do* know about 'svn status', right? It answers all these
questions. It shows you every single local modification you've made,
including ones that affect tree structure. Try 'svn help status',
then run the command, and show us (or tell us) what the state of your
working copy is.

Perhaps there's some local mod within trunk/projects that causes an
error when you try to copy the directory.

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Received on Fri Sep 6 14:16:44 2002

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