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Re: Committing deletion does not clear repository locks

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-25 16:08:34 CEST

On 4/25/07, Steve Bakke <steven.bakke@amd.com> wrote:
> We have a situation recently where the following sequence occurred:
> % svn lock dir/file_with_needs_lock
> % svn rm dir
> % svn ci dir
> Now lets say that we create a new directory of the same name and attempt to
> add it:
> % mkdir dir
> % touch dir/file_with_needs_lock
> % svn add dir
> % svn status u
> A 0 dir
> A O 0 dir/file_with_needs_lock
> Sure enough, when you run 'svnlook lock <old-repo-path>', it shows the lock
> that was acquired way back before the committed deletion. We found that we
> had to use svnadmin to unlock that path in order to clear out the
> repository.
> This seems like a bug to me. Why doesn't subversion automatically clear a
> lock for a file that has a successfully committed deletion?

I am not able to recreate this using either 1.4.3 or trunk.

I am using file:// protocol. Perhaps the server protocol matters?

Mark Phippard
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Received on Wed Apr 25 16:09:03 2007

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