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Re: commit fails, cleanup does not help

From: Susan Dittmar <S.Dittmar_at_eureca.de>
Date: 2005-12-19 18:11:57 CET

I knew I was not yet telling enough :-(
> Both server and client are this version? What network layer are you
> using (e.g., http://, or svn://, or file://)?

Both server and client are this version. I'm using svn+ssh://, client and
server on the same computer though different accounts.

> When you say "deleting the file", what do you mean exactly? Would it
> be possible to describe the steps you went through in more detail?

I'll try, as much as I remember.

I moved a huge bunch of files into a new directory.
There I processed some of them, which meant the creation of
another bunch of files. I told svn to add those new files and to
remove the now no longer used old files. For this removal I had
to use the --force switch as the files had not been committed
since being moved. I even removed some of those just-added files
again when it turned out I did not need them, and had to use
--force here too.

I knew I really wanted to delete them, so I did not mind the intermediate
steps not to be checked in. And then, after some more editing, I tried to

> By the way, when you write "ask svn about transactions", how exactly
> did you do that? I'm not surprised the transaction wasn't there (it
> probably got removed after the commit failed), I'm just trying to find
> out everything you did.

As the user owning the repository:
svnadmin lstxns <repository>

I'm not surprised either, but on the other hand screwed up transactions
is the only reason for behaviour like this I fould described in the
documentation. My fault, perhaps.

> I can't guarantee to be able to help. It may be that the only advice
> we are able to give is to do things over, in smaller stages.

That would be a hell of a job :-(

Thanks for your efforts,


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