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Re: Subversion 1.2.3 fails during large add with: svn: '...../.svn' is not a directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-09-21 12:19:30 CEST

On Sep 21, 2005, at 04:38, Dave McCaldon wrote:

> Trying to add Xerces 2.7.0 downloaded from here [xml.apache.org]
> and I get the following error when it gets about half way through
> the add (around 2000 files of 4800 or so):
> A xerces-c-src_2_7_0/doc/html/releases_plan.html
> subversion/libsvn_wc/adm_files.c:837: (apr_err=20)
> svn: 'xerces-c-src_2_7_0/doc/html/resources/.svn' is not a directory

Confirmed. The problem is that the xerces distribution contains a
*file* called ".svn" at doc/html/resources/.svn and Subversion can't
deal with that because it needs to create a *directory* called ".svn"
there. Delete the .svn file there before adding the xerces directory,
and tell the xerces folks not to put such silly files in their
distribution. :-)

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