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Re: Unable to add an particular external reference to a particular project - very strange bug

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 17:24:09 -0400

"Timothy Armes" <tarmes_at_markem-imaje.com> writes:
> I?ve come across a very strange bug.

Can you give us a formal reproduction recipe? One that starts with
creating a repository, then creating the necessary files and dirs, etc.
That will save us a ton of time in debugging this...

-Karl

> I have a version controlled directory A, which includes a subdirectory B to
> which I?d like to add an external reference to project C. When I try to update
> A or B I get this message.
>
>
>
> ---
>
> Fetching external item into 'ImaServiceManager'
>
> svn: Working copy 'ImaServiceManager' locked
>
> svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for details)
>
> ---
>
>
>
> Now, if I check out B by itself it works! If I check out A (and therefore B)
> then it doesn?t, even if I then update B by itself. I don?t understand how the
> parent directory A can have this influence on B. Note that A only contains
> about 10 files.
>
>
>
> I?ve tried everything I can think of, I?ve cleaned up, deleted and recreated
> the directories on the disk (not the server), etc.
>
>
>
> The odd thing is that I *can* add that same external reference C to another
> similar directory structure and it works perfectly well. I?ve copied the
> external reference from one property into the other, so I?m 100% sure that the
> paths are the same.
>
>
>
> I can also *successfully* add another external references to directory B, and
> they work too.
>
>
>
> In other words the problem is limited to one particular combination of
> directory structure and external reference.
>
>
>
> I?m using version 1.5.2 of Subversion, on Windows XP.
>
>
>
> Anything that you can suggest to help me would be greatly appreciated. For
> obvious reasons I can?t can you recreate the bug since it?s working in all
> other cases.
>
>
>
> Tim
>
>
>
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