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Re: Can't finish moving a directory

From: Dave Lawrence <dlawrence_at_ad-holdings.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 08:20:22 +0000

Stefan Küng wrote:
>> I right-clicked on RIO-28/trunk and committed the delete portion of
>> the move. Worked fine.
> That's the mistake. You committed only half of the move. Always commit
> both portions (the delete and the add portion) of a move in the same commit.
>> 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?
> What you did wrong was to commit only half of the move. So you know now
> how to keep this from happening again.
Yes but it still *should* have worked. I just tried it and it was fine.

I suspect you may have fallen victim to this:


I don't know when this came about but it's bitten three of us here in
the last 6 weeks or so. Anyway it looks like they're looking into it.

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