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Re: Commit Problem

From: Gavin Lambert <tsvn_at_mirality.co.nz>
Date: 2006-08-16 00:23:26 CEST

Quoth Rob Wilkerson:
> I'm trying to commit a few changes, but I keep getting this error message:
>
> Commit item 'path/to/a/directory' has copy flag but no copyfrom URL.
>
> What does that mean and how can I get rid of it? If the icons are
> accurate then everything is exactly as I expect it to be. The
> exclamation point overlays only exist on the files that have been
> changed (and their ancestor directories, of course).

It sounds like the working copy metadata for 'path/to/a/directory' has
gotten confused somehow.

Presumably this is a file that you've copied/moved from somewhere else?
  If so, try this procedure:

1. using regular Explorer (not SVN) make a copy of the file (as a backup)
2. SVN Revert the file; it should become unversioned. Delete it.
3. Perform the SVN Copy again (if it was a move, you'll have to go to
the folder where it was moved from, pick Check For Modifications, and
revert the Delete using the context menu to get the original file back).
4. with regular Explorer delete the newly created file and rename the
backup file to the same name.

This should fix up the metadata while retaining any local modifications
you've made, if you follow it precisely.

Of course, this assumes that 'path/to/a/directory' really was a file,
not a folder. If it's a folder, then it becomes more complicated, but
still has the same basic pattern.

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