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Re: Help with 'svn: 'XXXXXXXXX' has no ancestry information' type error

From: Steve Bakke <steven.bakke_at_amd.com>
Date: 2007-06-08 13:46:32 CEST

On 6/7/07 1:47 PM, "Jonathan Gold" <dev@samizdatdigital.com> wrote:

> Hi --
>
> I'm having problems where I (perhaps inadvisably) blew away an .svn directory
> and now, no matter how fresh a start I try to take with my workspace, cannot
> do
> a commit, getting the error mentioned in the subject line.
>
> It seems there was some discussion two months ago about it here:
>
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2007-04/0039.shtml
>
> but there was no response (and unfortunately what seemed to work for that
> author
> does not work for me).
>
> There was also this thread in 2006:
>
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-08/0104.shtml
>
> but as far as I can tell there was no followup or resolution posted.
>
> I can't seem to understand what is happening or how to fix it. Can anyone
> help?
>
> jon
>
We've had to deal with issues relating to a tool which is unaware of
subversion and regularly deletes and re-creates directories that are under
revision control. This causes them to become obstructed, so our script
wrapper is set up to automatically fix up the metadata.

Our solution is to do a fresh checkout off to the side and then replace the
missing/corrupted .svn in the appropriate directory. The other method is to
do a fresh checkout and then move the contents of your old working copy to
the new one.

Either way, you should be able to checkin once you are done with that.

-steve

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