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Unable to remove svn-test-work/working_copies dir in Solaris10

From: Alexander Thomas <alexander_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:56:33 +0530

This happens in Solaris10 SPARC, works well in Linux. After executing
the SVN testsuite I tried removing the svn-test-work folder using 'rm
-rf' which failed with
"rm: Unable to remove directory ........: File exists" errors.
and following directories not deleted from

basic_tests-14 copy_tests-40 copy_tests-44 depth_tests-33
copy_tests-39 copy_tests-43 copy_tests-47 update_tests-8

One thing I noticed is that ls cmd shows a wrong directory link count.
Here is a recipe to replicate this issue


svnadmin create /tmp/repos
svn co file:///tmp/repos /tmp/wc
mkdir -p /tmp/wc/A/B
svn add /tmp/wc/A
svn commit -m "" /tmp/wc
svn mkdir /tmp/wc/A/B/X
ls -la /tmp/wc/A # Dir link count should say 4 for directory B
svn rm --force /tmp/wc/A/B/X
ls -la /tmp/wc/A # Dir link count should say 3 but here its sill 4
rm -rf /tmp/wc # This is expected to fail.


Received on 2010-07-14 12:28:25 CEST

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