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RE: A "file exists" error even when file does not exist.

From: Reedick, Andrew <Andrew.Reedick_at_BellSouth.com>
Date: 2006-09-28 22:15:41 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Thile [mailto:gilrain@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:29 PM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: A "file exists" error even when file does not exist.
> Hello folks,
> I'm trying to add a file of a certain name to a folder in one of our
> repositories. However, when I do I get a "Commit failed (details
> follow): File '...' already exists". I've searched on the problem, but
> previous reports were answered with "well, do an update first!" In
> this case, at least, that's not the problem: I'm updating immediately
> before the attempt, and no file of the same name exists.
> Now, a file of the same name existed in a past revision and was later
> deleted. I assume that's not the problem, however, because it would be
> pretty silly if any time a file was checked in its name was reserved
> forever, even if deleted.

Run 'svn status' and 'svn status -u' on the file. Run 'svn help status'
to determine what the various symbols mean.

That should help with the troubleshooting.


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