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svn cleanup: Can't open file '.../KILLME': The file exists

From: Garrett, Benjamin D <benjamin.d.garrett_at_lmco.com>
Date: 2004-03-03 21:53:39 CET

What is the appropriate action to take when running svn cleanup in a working
copy, but there is a KILLME file which already exists? I couldn't find any
documentation about it online.

I managed to get in this state by trying to commit a deleted directory. The
commit did actually complete (I confirmed this through the web-based interface),
but somehow the working copy did not get updated. The directory was then
locked and I couldn't do anything to it (svn update). I tried running svn
cleanup, but thats when I got the error messages about the KILLME file. I
then tried renaming the KILLME file, and running svn cleanup again, and
then everything seemed to be fine in the working copy.

I am running Win2K SP3, Apache 2.0.48, Subversion 1.0.0 mod_dav_svn.

Output From RapidSVN 0.5:
        Execute: Cleanup
        Error while performing action: In directory
          'C:/svnWC/trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter'
        Error processing command 'committed' in
          'C:/svnWC/trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter'
        Can't open file 'C:/svnWC/trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter/.svn/KILLME':
          The file exists.
        Ready

Output From command line:
        C:\svnWC>svn cleanup
        svn: In directory 'trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter'
        svn: Error processing command 'committed' in 'trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter'
        svn: Can't open file 'trunk/src/com/lmco/ogc/filter/.svn/KILLME': The file
          exists.

Thanks,
Ben

Benjamin Garrett
benjamin.d.garrett@lmco.com

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