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RE: Subversion/TortoiseSVN folder/directory delete problem

From: Arthur Penn <APenn_at_quilogy.com>
Date: 2004-03-24 16:14:52 CET

Thanks a lot. That did the trick. Another user suggested that the first
problem was that TortoiseSVN 1.0.2 is built against Subversion 1.0.1,
but the latest Windows installer on the site is Subversion 1.0.0 (not
knowing any better, that's the version of Subversion we installed).



From: Crucius, Wesley [mailto:WCrucius@sandc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 10:09 AM
To: Arthur Penn
Subject: RE: Subversion/TortoiseSVN folder/directory delete problem


Well, I can certainly help you with the last error. You need to supply
a message on a commit, even if it's an empty message. For example,
instead of just "svn commit", you need at least "svn commit -m "", but
I'd suggest something like "svn commit -m "commiting deletion of
erroneously created directory..."



        -----Original Message-----
        From: Arthur Penn [mailto:APenn@quilogy.com]
        Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 8:58 AM
        To: users@subversion.tigris.org
        Subject: Subversion/TortoiseSVN folder/directory delete problem

        Hello all,


        Can anyone help me delete a folder I mistakenly imported into a
repository? I have tried the following things:


        1) In Windows Explorer, navigated to the working copy and
right-clicked the folder to delete. Chose the TortoiseSVN context menu
and delete. Then clicked 'Commit' on the parent folder. This results in
a dialog box labeled "SVN Commit... Finished! Finished" with no actions
in the text area, and the delete is not committed (the parent folder in
my working copy still shows a 'Commit' option and the folder is not


        2) Gone to the command prompt, and issued 'svn delete
foldername'. This results in:

        D bin\Debug\test.exe

        D bin\Debug\test.pdb

        D bin\Debug\referencedlib.dll

        D bin\Debug

        D bin


                    Then, I issue 'svn commit', and get the following


        svn: Commit failed (details follow):

        svn: Could not use external editor to fetch log message;
consider setting the $S

        VN_EDITOR environment variable or using the --message (-m) or
--file (-F) option


        svn: None of the environment variables SVN_EDITOR, VISUAL or
EDITOR is set, and

        no 'editor-cmd' run-time configuration option was found


        I am using TortoiseSVN version 1.0.2 and the server is running
Subversion 1.0.0 for Win32. Thanks!



Received on Wed Mar 24 16:15:15 2004

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