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Cryptic error message when checking out fails

From: thomas mauch <Thomas.Mauch_at_swisslog.com>
Date: 2005-01-05 08:28:02 CET

Hello

I tried to check-out a Unix repository on my Windows machine using
TortoiseSVN and Subsclipse. The repository had two files with nearly
identical
filenames in a directory, i.e. they just had a difference in upper/lower
case letters (rbgsteu_if.h and rbgSteu_if.h). It is clear to me, that
these two files cannot exist both in a Windows directory, but the error
message I got was rather cryptic:
 
TortoiseSVN:
In directory 'D:/tmp/mst/mfr/src/rbgsteu'
Can't copy
'D:/tmp/mst/mfr/src/rbgsteu/.svn/tmp/text-base/rbgsteu_if.h.svn-base' to

'D:/tmp/mst/mfr/src/rbgsteu/rbgsteu_if.h.tmp': The system cannot find
the file specified.

Subclipse:
SVN Checkout (Error: cannot check out)
 
I already posted this behavior to both the TortoiseSVN and the Subclipse
mailing list, both claimed that they are just showing the message
generated by
the subversion library and that I should post the issue to the
subversion mailing
list - so here it is.

I think a clearer error message could help the user to find the reason
much faster - currently you have no possibility detect to the reason
without looking at the original UNIX repository.

Thomas

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