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Can't finish moving a directory

From: Gre7g <gre7g.luterman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:14:04 -0700 (PDT)

I'm a Windows user with a fairly "branchy" repository structure. Today
I realized that one of my product development directories was in a bad
place and needed its own branch. Development was at:


and I decided to move it to:


I have lots of projects with their own trunk/tags/branches
directories, but since they're closely intertwined, I keep them in one
repository. I don't mind that it looks like revisions are "missing" in
one project since they were used to update another.

I'm a tortoisesvn user, so I:

* created my IDE, IDE/tags, and IDE/branches directories

* right-clicked on IDE, and added it to the repository

* committed IDE, IDE/tags, and IDE/branches

* right-click dragged RIO-28/trunk/IDE into the new IDE directory,
chose "svn move and rename" and entered the name "trunk"

At this point, everything looked fine. The old directory was marked
with an "X" to indicate it was going to be deleted and my working
directory was moved and renamed.

I right-clicked on RIO-28/trunk and committed the delete portion of
the move. Worked fine.

I right-clicked the new IDE/trunk directory and did a commit, entered
a log message, and hit OK. I got an odd error message that one of my
files already existed, so I repeated this commit from cygwin so I
could eliminate tortoisesvn as the problem. I re-entered the log
message and got the following:

File svn-commit.2.tmp saved
Adding trunk
Adding trunk/AdvancedSplash.py
Adding trunk/CTRL/ControlObj.py
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: File '/coyote/IDE/trunk/CTRL/ControlObj.py' already exists
svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
svn: '/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/Gre7g Luterman/My
Documents/Projects/Coyote DataCom/svn/IDE/svn-commit.2.tmp'

I really don't know what this means or how to fix it. If I surf up my
repository browser at http://svn.kyoht.com/coyote/IDE/ (password
required, so don't bother), it shows branches and tags, but no trunk
(as I would expect). So CTRL/ControlObj.py may exist somewhere else,
but it sure doesn't exist at IDE/trunk.

I tried "svn cleanup trunk" which returns silently, but it doesn't
seem to change anything. Same is true of "svn update trunk".

What did I do wrong? How do I fix it? How do I keep this from
happening again?

$ svn help | grep -w version
Subversion command-line client, version 1.5.1.
Type 'svn --version' to see the program version and RA modules
  or 'svn --version --quiet' to see just the version number.
Subversion is a tool for version control.

Not sure how to test server version. Should I try a "svnadmin
recover"? I'm nervous about that. I don't want to lose anything.



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Received on 2008-10-30 01:21:10 CET

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