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Re: WinXP Checkout From svnserve Fails Partway Through

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_ibt.lt>
Date: 2005-09-28 08:59:57 CEST

On Tuesday 27 September 2005 22:27, ianmac@felltech.com wrote:

> C:\TempData>svn co svn:// SvnTestCo
> A SvnTestCo\cfg
> A SvnTestCo\cfg\config.txt
> .
> .
> .
> A SvnTestCo\current\www\dbview_vlrvlr.htm
> A SvnTestCo\current\www\vlrVLR.htm
> svn: In directory 'SvnTestCo\current\www'
> svn: Can't copy
> 'SvnTestCo\current\www\.svn\tmp\text-base\mscactivecalls.htm.svn
> -base' to 'SvnTestCo\current\www\mscactivecalls.htm.tmp': The system cannot
> find
> the file specified.
> C:\TempData>

A few days ago I ran into a very similar problem, and the reason in my case
was that I had several files which names different only in case:
'minimise.pdb' and 'minimise.PDB', or 'so4.pdb' and 'SO4.pdb', all in the
same directory.

Unix filesystem is case-sensitive ('so4.pdb' and 'SO4.pdb' are two completely
different files); windows are -- how it is called? -- case-preserving? Which
means 'so4.pdb' and 'SO4.pdb' map to the same file, and we have a naming

After I have removed or renamed the offending files, a checkout went just

Maybe your problem is the same? Check for 'MSCActiveCalls.htm' or something
like this in the repository.

NB. it would be probably helpful if TortoiseSVN gave somewhat more informative
error message in the described situation...

Dr. Saulius Grazulis
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