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Re: Updating a WC in the post-commit failed

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:53:44 +0100

Giulio Troccoli wrote:
> Sorry, meant to send it users_at_subversion.org.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Giulio Troccoli [mailto:Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com]
>> Sent: 30 October 2008 12:44
>> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>> Subject: Updating a WC in the post-commit failed
>> In my company we use Subversion for our source code. To help developers
>> and testers I have written some wrappers around SVN and the hooks of
>> course. I then decided to use Subversion for version them. It make sense
>> to me as I have a history of what I have done and I can always go back to
>> a previous "version" of any script.
>> To make things easier for me I have decided to keep a WC on the SVN Server
>> and then use sym-links for the hooks. This works perfectly as I always use
>> absolute paths in the hooks.
>> One day I decided that I wanted any changes I made to the wrappers and the
>> hooks to be immediately live, so I change the post-commit hook for the
>> repository I used for them to do an update of the WC.
>> This has been working fine for months but now I get the following error
>> every time I commit something, and the update is not performed. However I
>> can cd into the WC and do an update manually just fine.
>> Authentication realm: <http://ln1sub01:80> Subversion Production
>> Repository for System Utilities
>> Password for 'svn_gt':
>> Sending pre-lock
>> Sending pre-unlock
>> Transmitting file data ..svn: Commit failed (details follow):
>> svn: MERGE request failed on '/svn-util/trunk/hooks/svn'
>> svn: The MERGE request returned invalid XML in the response: XML parse
>> error at line 10: not well-formed (invalid token) (/svn-
>> util/trunk/hooks/svn)
>> I'm using SVN 1.4.6 both for client and server (I actually work on the
>> same machine, although not on the same WC), the Server is a RHEL4 and I
>> serve the repository with Apache 2.0.
>> Can anybody help in explaining what is going on? The only thing I really
>> change recently is that I created a trunk directory (and branches too), so
>> I deleted the WC and recreated it checking out trunk rather than the root
>> of the repository.

You should ask on the Subversion mailing list for help with hook scripts
and your command line client error you get on the RHEL4 server.


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