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WC locked. Can't cleanup: .svn/tmp/text-base is empty

From: Steve Dwire <sdwire_at_pcsigroup.com>
Date: 2003-08-21 16:27:11 CEST

Brand Newbie question here. I just created my first repository (yay) and
imported the latest source of my current project (double-yay). I created
a workspace (C:\test) and now I'm trying to update my workspace from my


Everything's going swimmingly until the update hits a snag with a io
error. One of my directories has >3200 files in it. When I look at my
working copy, it has fewer than 2200. No problem, I say to myself. I'll
just hit update again and see if it gets it up to date. Of course, I hit
the classic "working copy is locked" issue. I remember seeing that in
the FAQ, so I discover the svn cleanup command.


When I type svn cleanup C:\test, I get the following:


C:\>svn cleanup C:\test

svn: Problem running log

svn: in directory 'C:/test/Dest/DocStore/Data Documents/Physicians'

svn: The system cannot find the file specified.

svn: svn_io_copy_file: error copying 'C:/test/Dest/DocStore/Data
.xml.svn-base' to 'C:/test/Dest/DocStore/Data


So I decided to do some spelunking, and I find that
.../Physicians/.svn/tmp/text-base is empty. No wonder svn cleanup
couldn't find the file specified. Now I've reached the end of the FAQ,
so I find myself at your mercy.


How can I recover from this?


Steve Dwire

Sr. Technical Architect

Park City Solutions - (iServices)

500 Park Blvd., Suite 295-C

Itasca, IL 60143

(630) 250-3045 x104

Received on Thu Aug 21 16:41:05 2003

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