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RE: File not found: transaction 'ct', path 'trunk/Setup'

From: Ian Bevan <ian_at_bevantech.com>
Date: 2004-05-07 03:12:37 CEST

I have found a way to reproduce this problem;

1. On machine A, create a new file and commit it.
2. On machine B, create a file with the same name in the same folder.
3. On machine B, perform an update on the folder with the file in it.
4. Get a "This file already exists" error.
5. From now on, all updates give the "File not found: transaction...."

Clean up does not work. The only solution appears to be to rename or delete
the folder.

Note that I found this accidentally. It turns out that Microsoft Visual
Studio will create an empty .cpp for a file referred to in a .vcproj project
that does not exist. This in turns causes subversion to freak out, as
described above.

Note also that this is NOT the only cause of this error, it's just one that
I found I can reproduce.

Platforms: All winxp pro, running svnserve.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Pettersson [mailto:stefpet@algonet.se]
Sent: Friday, 7 May 2004 8:36 a.m.
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: File not found: transaction 'ct', path 'trunk/Setup'

In my case, I've got 15 developers commiting several times per day. And even
if we've had no data-loss, the actual time lost when trying to overcome this
error every time (easily 30-60 minutes with all clean
ups/updates/checkouts) is too costly.

Put it this way, when this error occurs (File not found: transaction 'xx',
path 'path/to/stuff/'), what has gone wrong? Is it something in the working
copy, or is it the server? It says "file not found", what file is it
referring to? Is it an actual version controlled file in the repository or
is it a temp file used by the client, etc?

Or starting by identifying if this is an issue related to only TortoiseSVN
(Karl, are you using Tortoise as well?) or if it is Subversion itself might
be the first thing to do (how?). Judging by the number of replies in the
tortoise-list, there seems to be quite some people experiencing the same

Greatful for any suggestions of how to approach this, or how I may help any
of the dev's with more info. I feel I'm starting to get a bad feeling
everytime someone call my name at work... :-)

Best regards,
Stefan Pettersson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Robillard [mailto:karlr@vision-scape.com]
> Sent: den 6 maj 2004 20:30
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: File not found: transaction 'ct', path 'trunk/Setup'
> I also reported this problem about a month ago (subject
> "REPORT Request
> failed") but did not receive any reply. It was happening
> quite frequently, but there are fewer commits to our project
> right now and things have smoothed out.

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