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Re: Missing working copy admin area using Firefox under SVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-13 17:21:53 CEST

On 8/13/07, Adam Wyner <adam@wyner.info> wrote:
> How can I get Firefox and Thunderbird to work well under SVN? Mostly it
> works, but....
>
> I'm getting the following error message concerning updated extensions
> for Firefox, which blocks updates and commits.
>
> Error Directory:
> 'C:\LocalView\trunk\Profiles\Firefox\extensions\{EF522540-89F5-46b9-B6FE-1829E2B572C6}\.svn'
> containing working copy admin area is missing
>
> Error Please execute the "Cleanup" command.
>
> Running Cleanup doesn't make any difference. I've tried adding the
> offending files from the folder, but this gives me another error message.
>
> The only way I've found to get it to work OK is to delete the offending
> files. Shutting down Firefox and Thunderbird, then trying to
> update/commit makes no difference.
>
> I've searched TortoiseSVN archive for info, checked the FAQ, searched
> via Google, asked by computer guru, and also had a look through Firefox
> and Thunderbird sites. No info on how to properly set up and manage
> Firefox and Thunderbird under SVN, much less how to address this problem.

Most applications are not aware of Subversion, and may
create/delete/manage/mangle directories however they need or want to,
including deleting subdirectories and/or files that they think
shouldn't be there in the first place.

You aren't trying to make these applications work "under SVN" any more
than one makes notepad.exe work "under SVN."

Making your Firefox/Thunderbird profile or even a part of it a working
copy, is probably not a good idea to begin with.

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Received on Mon Aug 13 17:19:44 2007

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