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Re: Problem with deleting files

From: Bernd Tegge <bernd.tegge_at_hereschwerke.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 11:55:42 CET

Paul Maddox schrieb:
> So, no-one can offer any helpfull advice?
Im not an expert but I would try to check out the earlier release where
the files were locked and try to steal the locks there.
>
> I'll add it as a bug then,
Yep, at least it is unexpected behaviour. I'd say that either it should
not have let you remove locked files or remove the locks with them.
>
> 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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