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Re: [TSVN problem] Overlay icons disappear- TSVN cracks

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-03 19:31:01 CEST

Arne Tøn wrote:
> Just in case you have a tip:
> - A couple of times every week my TortoiseSVN ”cracks”. All
> icons disappear.
> - Sometimes it still works, but without icons. To get the icons
> back I have to reinstall Tortoise. Tweaking icon overlay settings has
> apparently no effect.
> - Sometimes it also runs ”out of sync” with the repository, I
> then have to checkout to a new directory. (every second week)
> - It was more or less the same back in spring 2006 and summer
> 2005 when I used SVN in another project, (it was even worse actually).
> Since then I have done a total WinXP reinstall twice....
> - This seem to happen when I move between my office and home or
> elsewhere (no network...) – but of course not every time, only sometimes.
> - Also it may have to do with the automatic windows updates.
> - I am using a SUBSTed drive on a local disk. I tried tweaking
> settings but it semms not to help. I found a couple of entries in haxx
> bit none right on the spot...
> I have been unable to find any particular logs/messages or similar in my
> PC, apart from a lot of network connection complaints every time I move
> from home to office - DHCP faults and similar. That’s natural. Any tips?
> Is there any ”reinstall overlay icons” button somewhere?

SUBSTed drives sometimes behave weird with Subversion. And especially
with the status cache (TSVNCache) because the folder is actually present
twice and the change notifications only get sent once - so *one* of the
working copies (usually the SUBSTed one) doesn't get the notifications
and therefore the overlays don't match.

But if you're having the working copy on e.g. an USB stick and use it on
different computers, then the Cache doesn't know anything about your
changes/work on the other computer and therefore shows completely wrong

The "command" to clear the status cache is "cleanup": just execute the
cleanup on your working copy and the cache will get cleared and starts
from scratch for that working copy.


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