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moving a non-empty dir failed

From: A.T.Hofkamp <a.t.hofkamp_at_tue.nl>
Date: 2005-08-08 15:57:49 CEST


I encountered a serious problem while trying to move a non-empty directory.
The following script reproduces the problem (svn 1.2.0, Linux system, fs
set -x -u -e

echo "Current dir=${CURDIR}"

# create a svn repository
svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs ${CURDIR}/repository
mkdir myrepo
mkdir myrepo/project
svn import --message imported myrepo file://${CURDIR}/repository

svn checkout file://${CURDIR}/repository/project wc
cd wc

# make a sub directory
mkdir subdir
svn add subdir
svn commit --message "subdir created"

# create subdir/file
echo "data" > subdir/file
svn add subdir/file
svn commit --message "added subdir/file"

# create newdir, move subdir to newdir
mkdir newdir
svn add newdir
svn mv subdir newdir
svn commit --message "dir moved"
After creating a fresh repository, I create 'subdir', commit it, add
'subdir/file', commit it, then create and add 'newdir', followed by 'mv subdir
newdir' (to create newdir/subdir and newdir/subdir/file).

This failed with the following error:

+ svn commit --message 'dir moved'
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: Out of date: '/project/subdir' in transaction '3-1'
Adding newdir
Adding newdir/subdir
Adding newdir/subdir/file
Deleting subdir

afterwards, 'subdir' still exists, and any attempt to do something with it
through svn resulted in the same 'out of date' error.
I solved the problem eventually by deleting 'subdir' from unix, then 'svn commit'.

I hope there is a better way to move a directory... :-)


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Received on Mon Aug 8 15:59:34 2005

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