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Re: Svn Checkout is Failing

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 22:12:14 +0100

Patrick Markiewicz wrote:
> Hi,
> I’m running into an issue. Occasionally, subversion fails
> during a checkout with an error such as “Can’t move
> ‘working\path\to\.svn\tmp\entries’ to ‘working\path\to\.svn\entries’:
> Access is denied.” E.g.:
> Normally using an update will fix the problem. However, I’ve been
> consistently running into the following. When I try to execute an
> update on the “working\path\to”, I receive the following error message
> “Working copy ‘working\path\to’ locked. Please execute the “cleanup”
> command. E.g.:
> NOTE: In between these 2 steps, I discovered a suggestion to exclude the
> working directory from a virus scanner, so that the paths in the
> screenshots don’t line up. I basically restarted with a working
> directory of ‘C:\Projrect\DDN Source’
> When I execute the cleanup command, it says:
> Can’t open directory ‘working\path\to’. Access is denied. E.g.:
> Why is the directory locked? Why is access denied to the cleanup
> command? How should I proceed? Thanks.

Usually, if even the cleanup fails your only option is to remove the
whole directory and check it out again.
As for the access-denied errors, yes they usually happen because of
virus scanners opening (and locking) every file any application even
touches. Make *sure* you've exluded your working copy paths (some virus
scanners let you exclude paths, but I found some of them still 'check'
files in the exlcuded paths because the application accessing them is
*not* excluded).

There are other programs that might access your files there (desktop
search engines for example).


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