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Re: [Subclipse-users] Working copy has been left locked

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 12:16:35 -0400

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM, Mathias Kleiner <mkleiner_at_massidia.fr> wrote:

> I encountered the following (bug?) when using subclipse. Maybe I did
> something wrong (I'm not an SVN expert), but I can't use my eclipse project
> anymore. Here is what I did :
> I moved a bunch of folders from one folder to another inside my project
> using drag and drop. Old folders were marked as "to be deleted", and new
> folders as "to be created". Which I suppose is fine (at least, that's what I
> wanted).
> Then I made an update of my project, and finally I committed.
> The commit went fine, but at the very end, subclipse said (in console) :
>> commit successful but working copy has been left locked
>> This is probably a bug, please report" (or something similar).

That message comes out of the Subversion library we call. If you can
come up with a set of steps to reproduce we can report the bug to

> Now everytime I try to commit anything in my project it says (in console) :
>> Attempted to lock an already-locked dir
>> svn: Working copy 'path/to/my/project' locked
> I looked for a way to unlock my project, but did not find anything (at least
> in the team menu, and for the main folder since I have a lock option for
> files)
> I guess I could delete my eclipse project and checkout the repository one
> again, but I would like to avoid that for various reasons.
> Is that a bug ? Can you help me "unlock" my working copy ?

You can try Team > Cleanup on your project. That runs the SVN API
that "fixes" these problems. It does not fix them all though. You
might need to checkout again to fix your working copy.

Mark Phippard
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Received on 2008-08-04 18:16:50 CEST

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