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Re: serf-related error stealing lock in TortoiseSVN 1.6.1

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:25:27 +0200

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 21:10, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Todd C. Gleason wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>>
>> In
>> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=1278770
>> <http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=1278770>
>> I had described an error stealing locks using TortoiseSVN 1.5.8.  I
>> still have this problem with TSVN 1.6.1, but now I have an idea as to
>> what triggers it.  Here's as much information as I can give:
>>
>> First I identified a locked file using *Check for Modifications*, *Check
>> Repository*.
>>
>> Then I navigated to the file and used *TortoiseSVN->Get lock… *.  I
>> selected "Steal the locks".  It doesn't seem to matter whether I use a
>> message or not when trying to steal.
>>
>> I'm using https with NTLM authentication.
>>
>> In "servers" file:
>> [groups]
>> impac = *.impac.com
>>
>> [impac]
>> http-library = serf
>>
>> Now, when I try this I get the error from the referenced message.
>> If I comment out the line with "serf" and re-try, I can steal the lock.
>>
>> So, my guess is it's serf-related.  It still only happens with TSVN, not
>> with the command-line client from CollabNet, and I believe both respect
>> the http-library setting, don't they?
>
> when you type
> $ svn --version
> does it show
> * ra_serf: Module for ...
> ?
>
> If not, then serf is not compiled in your svn client and therefore won't
> even use it, no matter what you've specified in your servers file.
>
> TSVN uses the equivalent of
> $ svn lock x:\path\to\file\to\lock --force
> (don't forget the absolute path, not a relative one!).

I can reproduce the issue here.

Seems serf compares a C-boolean (C doesn't have a bool type, so it's
basically an int) to 1 instead of !=0 - that's why the --force flag
TSVN passes isn't honoured.

Stefan

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