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Re: Annoying subversion behavior

From: Justin Patrin <papercrane_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-16 06:47:54 CEST

On 9/15/06, Thomas Harold <tgh@tgharold.com> wrote:
> This is what I call a "wedged" subversion because it can't find it's way
> out of a paper bag to give me a good error message. (I know what I did
> wrong, but SVN doesn't tell me how to fix it.)
>
> 1. Create a URL, checkout revision zero to /
> 2. Add the /boot directory to SVN, but don't "ci"
> 3. Wipe out the contents of /boot, including the .svn by accident
> 4. Now I'm stuck
>
> # svn status boot
> svn: Working copy 'boot' is missing or not locked
>
> # svn status
> ! .
> ~ boot
>
> / # cd boot
> boot # svn status
> svn: '.' is not a working copy
>
> boot # svn co file:///var/svn/fw1/boot .
> svn: URL 'file:///var/svn/fw1/boot' doesn't exist
>
> boot # cd /
> / # svn add /boot
> svn: warning: '/boot' is already under version control
> / #
>
> And around and around we go... the .svn folder in / thinks that /boot is
> under version control, but there's no .svn folder in /boot. It's all
> user-error, but SVN doesn't provide an easy and obvious way to recover
> from it. (Such as a "svn get-new-pristine-copy from repository" command
> which would re-create the .svn folder without touching existing files.)
>

# cd /
# svn revert boot

-- 
Justin Patrin
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