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Re: Can't move '...\.svn\tmp\entries' to '...\.svn\entries': Access is denied

From: Mathias Weinert <Mathias.Weinert_at_hyposystems.de>
Date: 2006-08-21 07:39:53 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:
> On 8/18/06, Justin Johnson <justinjohnson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have received the following error about 6 times in the last couple
> > weeks. This last time it happened when doing a checkout, and I
> > believe the previous times were while doing a checkout, commit or
> > update. Sometimes it occurs on the command line and sometimes within
> > TortoiseSVN, so I assume it is a Subversion issue and not a
> > TortoiseSVN issue. I'm typing this error by hand since the one I have
> > recorded at the moment is actually a screenshot from TortoiseSVN.
> >
> > ...
> > Added c:\work\testapp\dir1\dir2\file.txt
> > Error: Can't move 'c:\work\testapp\dir1\.svn\tmp\entries' to
> > 'c:\work\testapp\dir1\.svn\entries': Access is denied.
> >
> > I'm running Subversion 1.3.2 on Windows XP SP1.
> >
> > Does anyone know what is causing this problem?
> Do you get a long pause (about 10 seconds) when it fails like this?
> Subversion automatically retries many times when it hits these errors
> before it finally gives up -- usually the cause is a 'helper'
> application of some kind -- like a virus-scanner, indexer, etc. It
> seems pretty unlikely that something (aside from a completely broken
> tag-along) would hang onto files that long, though, unless it is a
> really big file. How big is this entries file?

Subversion only does these retries when you are using the Windows
version of Subversion. If you are using the cygwin version these
retries aren't implemented (yet).
So just to make sure this isn't a possible cause of your problem,
are you using cygwin's Subversion?


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