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Re: working copy administrative data corrupted

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-19 16:29:30 CEST

On Oct 18, 2004, at 6:34 PM, Ben Reser wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 12:55:07PM +0200, Ruotger Skupin wrote:
>> To work at home I have a working copy on a USB-stick (flash mem drive)
>> which I checked out at work. So I modify the source code at home
>> (right
>> on the stick) take it back to work plug it in and commit it there.
>>
>> Sometimes the working copy gets corrupted somehow:
>>
>> Roddi:/Volumes/USBSTICK/Dev roddi$ svn st
>> svn: XML parser failed in ''
>> svn: Malformed XML: not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1
>>
>> Roddi:/Volumes/USBSTICK/Dev roddi$ svn commit
>> svn: XML parser failed in '/Volumes/USBSTICK/Dev'
>> svn: Malformed XML: not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1
>>
>> Roddi:/Volumes/USBSTICK/Dev roddi$ svn cleanup
>> svn: XML parser failed in ''
>> svn: Malformed XML: not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1
>>
>> Any ideas?
>
> Flash memory has a fairly limited lifetime. Your USB-stick may be
> going
> bad...
>

You could also post a tarball of your working copy for us to examine,
and so we can see exactly how the XML is not well-formed. Most likely
it's an .svn/entries file.

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