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Re: Cryptic message associated with svn delete failure

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-25 19:15:55 CET

On Mar 25, 2006, at 01:48, Ward, Mark wrote:

> 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.

Some ideas.

1. Are you on Windows, and did you check it out on the Windows side
and are now trying to manipulate it in Cygwin, or vice versa? That
won't work well, especially not when there are symlinks involved,
since Windows natively cannot handle them. A working copy checked out
on one side should only be used on that side.

2. As I read the message, it means the repository thinks there's a
directory, but in your working copy, there's a symlink. Did the real
directory somehow get replaced with a symlink? Undo that (rm the
symlink and svn up the now-missing directory, I think) to get back to
normal. Then you can svn rm the directory if that's what you want.

3. You could also svn rm the directory directly in the repository
with a repository URL if the working copy is so weird that you can't
fix it, then start over with a new working copy.

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Received on Sat Mar 25 19:16:36 2006

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