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Re: Rename/Copy Not Behaving as Expected

From: Rob Wilkerson <r.d.wilkerson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-06 19:44:43 CEST

On 9/6/06, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> Rob Wilkerson wrote:
> > The file that's referenced is in the .svn directory. There's no
> > reason that I know of for any other application to have a .svn file
> > locked. Any thought on where I might look? When trying to copy from
> > the command line I get a similar error:
> The error message might not be accurate in reference to the path.
> Sometimes the error message refers to a path inside the .svn directory,
> but only because of a follow-up error with a locked file outside the
> .svn directory.
> That's why I told you to check the file outside the .svn directory.

Okay. Everything looks pretty normal. Nothing appears locked.

> Another possibility: the error message shows the path in upper case
> letters. That usually only happens on FAT drives. Subversion doesn't
> work right with those drives. Use FAT32 or better NTFS drives.

It's an NTFS drive so that shouldn't be the problem.

> And since the path is on the E: drive, I assume that's a network share?
> Then you can run into many problems which have nothing to do with
> Subversion itself, e.g. permission problems, network troubles, ...

In this case, the E:\ drive is local. It's my data partition.

> Also make sure you don't have a virus scanner active which might lock
> files Subversion wants to move/remove/create/access. Norton is known to
> not behave reasonable and cause many problems.

My working directory is excluded from McAfee, but for good measure I
did disable all scanning a few attempts ago. That appears to be okay
as well.

I've cross-posted to the Subversion mailing list for more coverage.

Thanks again for your insight.

Rob Wilkerson
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Received on Wed Sep 6 19:47:09 2006

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