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Re: Repository weirdness, mild panic in progress

From: Clay Loveless <lists_at_crawlspace.com>
Date: 2004-04-22 03:34:01 CEST

Thanks for the response, Ben ...

On 4/21/04 6:10 PM Pacific Time, Ben Collins-Sussman (sussman@collab.net)

> Does that path actually exist in r23? Are you certain? What happens
> when you do a fresh checkout of r23... do you get that path?

Yes, I am certin revision 23 exists, and that the path I'm attempting to get
a log entry for exists in revision 23. When I attempt a checkout of r23 (or
any revision, for that matter), I get:

svn: URL 'svn://svn.killersoft.com/repos/SCM_SVN/trunk/SVN/List.php' doesn't

> Does /SCM_SVN exist actually exist in the HEAD revision (which I assume
> is 23?)

Yes /SCM_SVN does exist in the HEAD revision, and the HEAD revision is 23.
As I hinted at in my first e-mail (without pasting in the whole file tree of
my project), svnlook tree /repos shows me the complete /SCM_SVN tree as I
expect to see it.

> It's hard to know what to fix when you haven't really described the
> problem. So far, there are plausible explanations for both of your
> "problems". We need much, much more detail explaining why you're panicking.

Please let me know what other information you would find useful in helping
me diagnose this problem.

The catch is there isn't much to explain, it doesn't seem to me ... I was
working along on my project last night, committing changes, looking at diffs
(not adding or deleting any new files), and everything worked great. No
errors, no problems, nothing out of the ordinary.

I then installed an Apple Security Update (described briefly here [1]), that
I don't believe would have affected anything related to the svnserve setup.

I rebooted the machine (I didn't shutdown svnserve prior to the reboot, just
hit "restart" from the OS X Finder 'Apple' menu), and did not attempt any
further work on the project until this afternoon. No one else has write
access to the repository but me, and no one has terminal login access to the
machine but me.

The panicking started when all that happened was a simple reboot, and
following that, I can't do most of the things I could do prior to the reboot
on my repository. That's a little disconcerting, to say the least! In this
particular instance, it wouldn't be that big of a deal if I had to delete
the whole thing and start over, since this is a one-person project at the
moment, and I've got local copies of all my changes.

Were this a larger project, obviously this would be a much bigger deal ...
But it's not, so my current panic is only mild.

I realize the above doesn't shed a great deal more light on the problem --
please let me know what other information would be helpful.

Thanks again,


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