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Invalid editor anchoring after repository move - Repeatable but fix??

From: Moretti, Giovanni <G.Moretti_at_massey.ac.nz>
Date: 2004-05-12 09:51:15 CEST

I'm using Subversion 1.02 and TortoiseSVN and have boiled the "Invalid
Editor Anchoring" problem down to where I can repeatably make it fail.

I've renamed a folder directly in the repository and then used
TortoiseSVN's "relocate" command (SVN's Switch) to alter the path
locally to point to the new location in the repository.

After doing this an Update fails with the message:
 Invalid editor anchoring:At least one of the paths is not a directory

If I checkout the folder again, all works OK but then doing a binary
compare on the old (failing) and new folders, they're identical - SAME
repository path and the ONLY difference are two characters in the
.svn/entries file (see after my sig below):

   revision="44"/> is in the working update,

whereas it's


for the one that falls over with the error. Note the repository path is
NOT different.

If I take the ".svn/entries" file below (from the folder that won't
update) and simply change the "32" to "44", it updates fine ...

I have no idea what to do about this other than checking the folders out
again which is irritating as the contents are actually OK :-)

Subversion is wonderful effort and I'm slowly wrapping my mind around
some of th subtleties. Hopefully this rather minimal sized problem will
be small enough that the fix is easier for those building subversion to
discern. As an aside, the error occurs whether I use the command line
"svn up" or TortoiseSVN.

Cheers and Thanks
 Giovanni Moretti | Institute of Information Sciences and Technology
 Senior Lecturer | Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
 Computer Science | Ph 64-6-3505799x2474 == Fax 64-6-3502259 == ZL2BOI


----------------------.svn/entries file---------------------------------
modified url and author name for security reasons. I doubt that it
matters but the developer can ask for the originals if needed:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
   revision="44"/> <<<<<<<<<<<<< ONLY DIFFERENCE 44 vs 32
   name="Genetic Algoirthms in Matlab.msg"
   name="Words and their meaning from Fuzzy Logic Book.doc"

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