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RE: Can't update working files

From: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman <Lakshman.Srilakshmanan_at_tradingpost.com.au>
Date: 2007-01-11 07:01:02 CET

Hi Andrew,

What ever you do NEVER copy directories using Windows Explorer. All svn
directories have control files that refer to the original url.

So I guess you did stuff up big time :)

Thanks
Lakshman

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Lowe [mailto:andrew.lowe@quantm.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, 10 January 2007 10:35 AM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Can't update working files
>
> Hi all,
> I think I've stuffed things up big time, screwed up my working
> copy and probably caused angst to the repository. I'm running Windows
XP
> on the desktop and Win2000 on the server, the latest version of svn
and
> TortoiseSVN and have a directory structure:
>
> project root
> |
> +- dir1
> | + dir1A
> | + dir1B
> | + dir1C
> |
> +- dir2
> + dir2A
> + dir2B
> + dir2C
>
> I tried to move dir1B to be under dir2:
>
> project root
> |
> +- dir1
> | + dir1A
> | + dir1C
> |
> +- dir2
> + dir1B
> + dir2A
> + dir2B
> + dir2C
>
> I'm sure I didn't do things "the correct way". I think I did a "normal
> move" rather than an "svn move" and then tried various permutations
and
> combinations of copy/move/add/scratch head/delete to "fix" things but
> stuffed it up big time. Now if I try and do an update on dir1:
>
> root> svn update dir1
>
> I get:
>
> svn: Working copy 'dir1' locked
> svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for
> details)
>
> I then run
>
> root> svn cleanup dir1
>
> and get:
>
> svn: In directory 'dir1'
> svn: Error processing command 'modify-entry' in 'dir1'
> svn: Error modifying entry for 'dir1B'
> svn: 'dir1B' is not under version control
>
> If, using Win Explorer, I look at dir1, I see that dir1B is NOT there,
> it's sitting under dir2 as I placed it. I used Tortoise and fired up
the
> Repo-browser and it's also not under dir1 in the repository.
>
> My question is how do I fix up dir1 so that it's "usable" once
> again and I can once again Update? Any thoughts are greatly
appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Andrew Lowe
>
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