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Re: BUG: '\' is not a working copy [v1.6.5, Windows XP]

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:52:56 +0200

On 27.08.2009 17:40, Voronov, Yury (NIH/NLM) [C] wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> It seems like I have a bug with TortoiseSVN 1.6.5 (last stable).
>>> So, what happens? I have Windows XP SP3 on my machine, and
>>> I have a working directory on my disk - C:\work. And I have
>>> a subst'ed drive W: => C:\work just for easier handling
>>> of my code.
>>> And I have edited two files,
>>> C:\work\include\dir\file.hpp and C:\work\src\dir\file.cpp
>>> (Or W:\include\dir\file.hpp and W:\src\dir\file.cpp, respectively)
>>> Now I try to commit my changes. I go to File Explorer and
>>> start Commit from the root directory W:\ After that a list
>>> of changed files with both files appears (it's OK), then
>>> I enter a comment and press OK. And the log screen comes
>>> showing an error "'\' is not a working copy" in red.
>>> However, if I start Commit from C:\work (which is actually
>>> exactly the same directory) everything works fine!
>>> So it seems to me that TortoiseSVN has problems with root
>>> directory as a tree root.
>>> BTW, same commits from svn command-line client both work fine.
>> Nope, the command line doesn't work either:
>> $svn commit C:\work\include\dir\file.hpp C:\work\src\dir\file.cpp -m
> ""
>> will fail the very same way.
> Stefan, the matter is that I checked it before I posted it.
> I used Cygwin svn command-line client v1.6.4, and both commits
> from W:\ and from C:\work do work fine.
> However, for TortoiseSVN just one commit works - from C:\work
> If I try to commit from W:\, it fails with error "'\' is not a working
> copy".
> And I have no idea what could be the reason for that.
> If you have some, please let me know.

Cygwin is *not* the svn client. It doesn't work the same way and
therefore causes a lot of trouble - if you haven't experienced any of
those, just wait.
Please use the official svn command line client.


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