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Re: Bug in svn 1.2.0: cleanup requires cleanup

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-05 19:40:34 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2005, at 7:05 AM, Norbert Unterberg wrote:
>> D:\test>svn cleanup
>> svn: Your .svn/tmp directory may be missing or corrupt; run 'svn
>> cleanup' and try again
>> svn: Can't open file '.svn\tmp\entries': The system can not find the
>> specified file.
>> How do I recover?
> You can't. The only thing 'svn cleanup' does is (1) execute left- over
> journals within .svn/ areas and (2) remove lockfiles in .svn/ areas.
> The svn client cannot "heal" an .svn area in any other way. If
> .svn/tmp/ is missing, or if .svn/entries is missing, then the .svn/
> area is dead. Destroy the dead directory and 'svn up' from some parent
> to recreate it.

That's fair enough, but in that case the error message is simply wrong. Will
anybody volunteer to fix it?

- Julian

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