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RE: Error on checkout, update, etc. SVN complains that entries file already exists

From: Mitch Christow <christow_at_bc.edu>
Date: 2005-11-11 17:09:21 CET

Hi Frank,


Thanks for the input. By default I always turn 'view hidden files' on. I
actually found the problem. I had uninstalled Stuffit Deluxe for windows and
the problem went away. It turns out Stuffit runs in the background and
attempts to process files it believes are archives. So it keeps a lock on
the file (in this case the entries file) for a short period of time. It
therefore seems to cause the same symptoms as if one was running antivirus
software (which most people have suggested was the issue here). After
removing Stuffit the problem went away and I was able to simply perform
checkouts, updates, etc. I have not had the time to verify this by
reinstalling Stuffit Deluxe to see if Subversion breaks again. Thanks again
for your input.






From: Frank Gruman [mailto:fgatwork@verizon.net]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 9:04 AM
To: Mitch Christow; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Error on checkout, update, etc. SVN complains that entries file
already exists


Joshua Varner wrote:

On 11/9/05, Mitch Christow <mailto:mitch@christow.org> <mitch@christow.org>

Hi there,
I have recently installed subversion on a windows XP (SP2) computer and use
the software in local mode, meaning the repository is on the local file
system. Recently I erased my entire working directory and attempted to
perform a clean checkout. I received the following error message:
Error: Can't move 'C:\Projects\SJM\.svn\tmp\entries' to
Error: 'C:\Projects\SJM\.svn\entries': Cannot create a file when that file
Error: exists.

Perhaps you deleted only the visible files. Unless you have specifically
told the OS to look for them, you may not have removed the .svn directory
structure that existed in there.

Try opening Explorer (My Computer) > Tools > Folder Options > View > Hidden
Files and Folders > Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Received on Fri Nov 11 17:13:02 2005

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