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RE: Lock on a file that is no longer existing.

From: Bert Huijben <rhuijben_at_sharpsvn.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 13:04:52 +0200



This question is a question on using subversion, not on developing
subversion itself, so it belongs on the user list (users_at_subversion.tigris)


For your question see:


$ svnadmin help rmlocks

rmlocks: usage: svnadmin rmlocks REPOS_PATH LOCKED_PATH...


Unconditionally remove lock from each LOCKED_PATH.




From: Wilbert Jansen [mailto:wjansen_at_cordys.com]
Sent: donderdag 9 juli 2009 10:52
To: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Bug: Lock on a file that is no longer existing.


I tried to find this bug in the open issues on Subversion bugs, but wasn't
able to find it which surprises me since I've seen it twice in the last
week. I ignored the first time, since that was on a repos that I was simply
testing/hacking on and without much thought removed it and created a new


The below describes how we got there as good as possible. Note: this is NOT
a valid reproduction schema, as in it does not result in the bug.
Unfortunately the second repos that had the error has been deleted at this
time as well.


Steps taken:

- Created the SVN repos with Visual SVN Server 1.6.4

- A file in the repos mhf_core.jar got renamed to mhf.jar and was
moved to another folder (the who/how is unfortunately obscure). That worked,
as in that the mhf.jar is present in the repos and gives no issues.

- Tried to delete the folder that contained the original
mhf_core.jar directly from Visual SVN manager. This gives an error that I
don't have a lock on mhf_core.jar (since it was created by another user.
When logged in with the other user's id and tried deleting, gives an error
empty token).

- Tried deleting by checking out the contents on file system. The
mhf_core.jar was not present in that folder.

- Tried deleting by Tortoise version 1.6 .3 and then do a commit.
This does not work, it gives an error that mhf_core.jar file is locked:
'Cannot verify lock on path '/trunk/somefolderstructure/jarfile.jar'; no
username available'

- The file does however no longer exist in repository. It does not
get checked out and it is not there according to the repo browser.

- The only way we found to remove this lock and delete the folder
was by deleting the entire repository.


Hopefully this gives an idea. I've tried to reproduce this a few times, but
wasn't able to. Not sure what is missing.







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