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Re: svn merge: working copy locked, but it's not

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-05 23:15:34 CEST

David, did you ever figure this one out?

On May 18, 2005, at 2:23 PM, David Pankros wrote:

> I've tried searching for information about this but I can't find
> anything. There's always the chance that I missed something, so I
> apologize if this has been asked before.
>
> I've been having an issue with subversion and merging. I first
> tried it
> with tortoise but since that gave me an error, I switched to the
> command
> line to rule out any extra issues. I'm using svn 1.1.4 on both the
> client and server. The server is running with apache/dav.
>
> I have a repo that looks roughly like this (unnecessary parts pruned):
>
> http://svn/repo
> |
> +--branches
> | +--1.0-beta1
> | +--module1
> | +--module2
> | +--module3
> | +--(and so on...)
> |
> +--trunk
> +--product
> +--module1
> +--module2
> +--module3
> +--(and so on...)
>
> I want to merge the changes FROM THE TRUNK to the branches/1.0-beta1
> directory. (Yes, I know it's a little backward, and I'm changing my
> overall strategy after this merge.)
>
> I have already merged one change to the 1.0-beta1 branch successfully:
> C:\views\1.0-beta1>svn log --stop-on-copy
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> r296 | dpankros | 2005-04-22 11:57:20 -0500 (Fri, 22 Apr 2005) | 1
> line
>
> Merged fix for bug#38.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> r290 | dpankros | 2005-04-12 12:36:48 -0500 (Tue, 12 Apr 2005) | 1
> line
>
> Created 1.0-beta1 branch.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> And I just checked out the working copy:
> C:\views\1.0-beta1>svn status
> (no output)
>
> Trying to merge using --dry-run is successful and shows the correct
> files updated, AFAICT. So I try to merge my changes to the branch:
> C:\views\1.0-beta1>svn merge -r 297:HEAD http://svn/repo/trunk/product
> U module1\project.xml
> U module1\maven.xml
> svn: Working copy 'module1\src\java\META-INF' locked
> svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for
> details)
>
> I've tried other forms of the merge command, but they all fail at the
> same place.
>
> Just for kicks, I see if I can confirm what it is saying:
> C:\views\1.0-beta1>svn status
> M module1\project.xml
> M module1\maven.xml
>
> But there are no locks. I can try running "svn cleanup", but the
> merge
> will give the same error again. So what's the deal here? Does anyone
> have any clue why it says it's locked when it clearly is not? What
> should I check first?
>
> Thanks,
> Dave
>
>
>
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