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Re: Unversioned files in working copies

From: Jonathan Abbey <jonabbey_at_arlut.utexas.edu>
Date: 2004-04-09 18:38:02 CEST

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 11:17:10AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
| On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 11:03, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
| > > The directory "schnelleintrag", in this case, has been in the main
| > > repository before, but has then been deleted from there and moven out
| > > to a spezialized repository, so it's now regarded unversioned by
| > > Subversion when appearing in this working copy.
| >
| > Are you *sure* about this? What does "deleted and moved out" mean? Did
| > you just use Unix 'rm' to delete the thing, rather than actually 'svn
| > rm' the directory and commit?
| >
| > Because to me, it looks like the directory "schnelleintrag" is still in
| > the repository, and therefore 'svn up' is trying to re-add it. And an
| > unversioned directory by the same name is sitting in the way.
| Another possibility is that somehow the directory is missing in the
| repository, but somehow your working copy of the parent directory still
| has "schnelleintrag" listed in its .svn/entries file. So 'svn up' is
| trying to traverse into the child to send a "report" to the server. But
| the child isn't under version control anymore.

I bet that's precisely what's going on. He used RapidSVN to remove
the schnelleintrag directory, as he said, but since he didn't do the
removal in the context of his working directory, it would make sense
that his entries file has a lingering reference to schnelleintrag.

| The best way to de-confuse things is to show us a step-by-step
| transcript of the procedure you use to bootstrap your work environment.
| Show us how you do a checkout of your main repository, then show us how
| you place unversioned stuff into it, and then show us how update is
| failing. We need a long transcript. My suspicion is that there's a
| subtle driver-error going on here, but I won't be able to point it out
| until I see a transcript that starts from the very beginning.

Jonathan Abbey 				              jonabbey@arlut.utexas.edu
Applied Research Laboratories                 The University of Texas at Austin
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