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Re: Repository files appearing in repository?

From: Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg.Hessdoerfer_at_sea-gmbh.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 19:08:13 CET


On Tuesday 21 December 2004 18:44, Monks, Peter wrote:
> G'day everyone,
> I've now seen some strange behaviour twice (in two different SVN
> repositories), and was wondering whether anyone else had seen it or
> whether it was just me?
> What happens is that at seemingly random times we seem to be ending up
> with the raw repository files *in* our repository somewhere (ie. down
> in one of the directories in our repository).
> So for example, this morning I did an update of one of my working
> copies and in a directory something like "com/acme/widgets/whatsit"
> appeared the following files and folders:
> * README.txt
> * format
> * conf
> * dav
> * db (with subdirectories)
> * hooks
> * locks
> "svn delete"ing these files and folders and committing the delete
> seems to fix the problem, but I have to admit that it's pretty
> unnerving!
> Initially I thought that perhaps this was user error (ie. someone
> accidentally checking in the SVN repository files), but on reflection
> I realised that this is highly unlikely, since our developers don't
> have access to the servers where the SVN repository files are stored.
> Another interesting tidbit is that the two repositories I've seen this
> occur on were quite different. The first is a BDB based repository
> hosted on SVN 1.0.5 running on a Solaris machine (binaries were
> obtained from sunfreeware.com), while the second is an FSFS based
> repository hosted in SVN 1.1.1 running on a Windows 2000 machine
> (binaries were obtained from subversion.tigris.org).
> Cheers,
> Peter
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Just a quick thought... did you try to co those files and actually USE THEM as
a repo? Maybe that would give you a hint on what a user tried to achieve...
Or, 'svn log' them and see what turns up. Most of the times I saw those kind
of things it's a user screwing up...

Anecdote: today we had one guy setting an svn:externals ref and then 'svn
delete'ing the wc folder, cause he didn't want it any more in his WC... time
for another merge ;-)


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