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Cryptic message associated with svn delete failure

From: Ward, Mark <MWard_at_netopia.com>
Date: 2006-03-25 01:48:23 CET

I'm getting a cryptic error message when an attempt is made to remove a
symbolic link named 'drivers':
svn: 'drivers' is in the way of the resource actually under version
control.

Searching the archive, I can't find a solution or explanation for this
condition. What does this message mean? What can I do to resolve the
condition? For this link and its target, no mods have been made to the
content since it was copied into place.

I've included snapshots of the directory with the link and the error
message resulting from the attempted delete.
Please let me know what else I can provide to investigate this further.
The symbolic link target directory exists and has the same revision
history as the link.

Cheers,
Mark

DIRECTORY
---------
xyz:/.../http/htdocs/equipment% ls -la
total 21
drwxrwsr-x 13 mward webadmin 512 Mar 10 16:03 ./
drwxrwsr-x 35 mward webadmin 1024 Mar 24 16:20 ../
drwxrwsr-x 7 mward webadmin 512 Mar 24 16:26 .svn/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mward webadmin 27 Mar 10 16:03 drivers ->
../support/hardware/drivers/

SVN DELETE ATTEMPT
------------------
xyz:/.../http/htdocs/equipment% svn delete drivers
svn: 'drivers' is in the way of the resource actually under version
control

SVN LOG
-------
xyz:/.../http/htdocs/equipment% svn log drivers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r184 | mward | 2006-03-10 15:30:09 -0800 (Fri, 10 Mar 2006) | 1 line

copying calypso docroot form 03/10/2006 into http/htdocs
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r182 | mward | 2006-03-10 15:26:46 -0800 (Fri, 10 Mar 2006) | 1 line

tagging initial import from calypso docroot 03-06-2006 from current
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r181 | mward | 2006-03-10 13:18:02 -0800 (Fri, 10 Mar 2006) | 1 line

initial import of calypso docroot 03/10/2006 following conversion of
malformed EOL characters to unix standard
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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