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Re: Problems with deleting content from repository and Updates/Locks/Cleanup

From: raecarrow <amanda.r.carrow_at_lmco.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:38:24 -0700 (PDT)

When a "TortoiseSVN -> Delete" is done and committed it is shown to have gone
through. It is still visible in the subversion repository and it is added
back into the working copy as a versioned file on update.

Stefan Küng wrote:
> raecarrow wrote:
>> I am the Point of Contact for TortoiseSVN problems in my group at my work
>> site. I have one group who is experiencing problems in two different
>> areas.
>> Here is what I gathered from their descriptions of the problems.
>> The first problem they are having is that they have a section of code
>> that
>> they do not want in the repository (the "bin" folder of a java program to
>> be
>> exact). When they were handed the project, certain folders (classes, bin,
>> etc.) were already stored in the repository. They were able to remove all
>> of
>> the folders except for bin from the repository. They say that they did a
>> "TortoiseSVN -> Delete" and committed the delete. They said that the
>> committ
>> dialog box said that the delete had been successful. However, when they
>> did
>> an Update. The bin folder was put back into their working copy by the
>> repository. Is there any way that this folder can be perminently removed
>> from the repository? What would cause this particular problem to happen?
> * The bin folder, is it still versioned when you update?
> * is the bin folder also visible in the repository browser?
>> The second issue stems from the combination of locks, updates and clean
>> up.
>> They told me that sometimes when they update code, a message pops up
>> saying
>> that the update failed because of a lock and that they need to do a clean
>> up. Then the clean up may fail, also because of a locked file. What is
>> going
>> on here? How can this be fixed?
> This happens if a file is opened in another application. Subversion then
> can't update that file.
> Unfortunately, after such a failed update a 'cleanup' doesn't work as
> well as one would expect. If the cleanup doesn't work, you'd have to
> delete (not TSVN->delete, but a normal delete) the folder where the
> locked file is in, then update again - that will restore the folder.
> Stefan
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