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Re: Cannot checkin anymore ...

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2007-06-06 12:11:25 CEST

On Wednesday 06 June 2007 10:18, johann.petrak@gmail.com wrote:
> svn ci dir1
> # shows: M index.html, after "continue" I get
> # Sending dir1/file1
> # Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> # svn: Out of date: <fullpathto dir2/file1> in transaction '2g'
> After some playing around, the error message changed and now I get on each
> attempt to checkin files:
> Transmitting file data ..........svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Base checksum mismatch on '<fullpathto dir2/file1>':
> expected: a7794ed137fa069e859241e2fd803217
> actual: 31ac6cdbfecc12606acef924f5a59497
> I have no idea how to correct that error and how to make my working copy
> function again.
> Oddly, if I check out the file at a different location and then do a
> comparison of the checked out file and the one in my original working copy,
> they are binary equal -- so what is SVN complainin about??

It complains that the 'base' (the pristine copy of the file) does not match
the expectations. This typically happens when you mess around with the
content of the .svn folders.

> SVN is not really helpful in helping me here ... status shows everything is
> ok, none of the commands seems to be able to recover this situation :(

Typically you should be able to repair this with these steps:
1. Move aside 'dir2' which fails to commit.
2. 'svn update'. This will recreate 'dir2'. Optionally, you might want to
update it to the revision it came from.
3. Copy the files inside the original 'dir2' over to the new one, with the
exception of the .svn metadata.
4. If you didn't update to HEAD in step 2, do so now and reserve all
5. Commit.

You should now be able to safely remove the original 'dir2' without loss of


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