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Re: locked working copy help please

From: <o.nash_at_cs.ucc.ie>
Date: 2006-09-17 11:59:20 CEST

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006, Lieven Govaerts wrote:

> o.nash@cs.ucc.ie wrote:
> > Hi all this might be a little long sorry ..
> > Using Subervion 1.3.1 with apache 2.0.58 on linux as main users access
> > point.
> >
> > As an experiment I have the /etc directory as a live working copy that is
> > committed weekly with cronjob. Running now for about 8 weeks.
> > Last week though postfix was deleted and re-installed i.e. somebody did
> > rm -rf /etc/postfix
> > The weekly commit then failed with message:-
> > ---------------
> > un Sep 17 03:20:01 BST 2006
> > svn: 'postfix' is not a working copy directory
> > svn: Working copy '.' locked
> > svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for
> > details)
> > svn: Working copy '/etc' locked
> > svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for
> > details)
> > ---------------
> >
> > Problem is how to unlock the working copy so that the new postfix dir can
> > be added or imported?
> > ---------------
> > # cd /etc
> > # svn status | grep L
> > L .
> >
> > # svn cleanup .
> > svn: 'postfix' is not a working copy directory
> >
> > Using the URL method:-
> > # svn unlock --force http://hostname:8080/repos/etc
> > svn: Failed to fetch lock information: 404 Not Found
> > (http://hostname:8080)
> >
> > There is no lock at the repos end svnadmin lslocks repos/path returns
> > nothing.
> >
> > Do I have to temporarily remove the postfix dir then do the cleanup and
> > re-import postfix or add it?
> > { I should add this is not a production mail server so would be no
> > problem doing above]
> >
> > thanks Oliver
> >
> Oliver,
>
> when svn cleanup talks about locks, it talks about 'lock' files put in the
> .svn area to indicate svn is working on that folder. In this case cleanup
> fails to delete the lock files because of that deleted postfix folder. The
> first thing you should do is put back the postfix folder, and then run the
> cleanup.
>
> I see three possible ways to recover the postfix folder:
> Revert the postfix folder:
> svn revert postfix
>
> An alternative is to update only that folder, it should normally be
> ressurected:
> svn update postfix
>
> If none of the above help, you can also checkout the postfix folder
> svn checkout postfix
>
> I suppose one of these three actions has worked, so you can now run 'svn
> cleanup' on the etc folder.
>
> hope this helps,
>
> Lieven.
>
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>
Lieven
thanks for the swift reponse,
the checkout and all other attempts seem to fail because the etc dir
working copy is locked so no checkout or any other svn cmd can modify
inside it.
# svn checkout http://hostname:8080/repos/path/etc/postfix
svn: Working copy '.' locked
svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for
details)

--
Oliver Nash
Computer Systems Support Group
Department of Computer Science
University College Cork
Ireland
EMAIL:o.nash@cs.ucc.ie
PHONE:+35321 4902972
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