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Re: Problem with deleting files

From: Paul Maddox <P.Maddox_at_signal.QinetiQ.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 11:24:00 CET

So, no-one can offer any helpfull advice?

I'll add it as a bug then,

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Maddox" <P.Maddox@signal.QinetiQ.com>
To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: Problem with deleting files

> All,
>
> We've had a couple of odd things crop up.
> I've tried to delete a file, and perform a commit.
>
> there's a bit of history around this, so I'll explain..
> once upon a time, there was a branch with a directory structure.
> When doing a merge and re-branch some kind user forgot to drop their
> locks.
> Anyway, after the branch, the file was subsequently deleted.
>
> Now if I try and remove this old directory I get an error, saying I can't
> because the file is currently locked by another user, even though the file
> is no longer there.
> I get this ;-
>
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Error commit failed
> User paul does now own lock on path
> '/monkey/myproject/branches/development/documentation/spec.doc'
> (currently locked by idiotuser2)
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
> I can't 'get' or 'steal' the locks because, well there's nothing there to
> get or steal!
> I've tried creating a file with the same name, commiting, 'dropping the
> locks, and trying to delete again, but I get the same error.
>
> we're using tortoise SVN on the clients and the server is using SVN
> version
> 1.2.3
>
> Can anyone offer any advice.
>
> Paul
>
>
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