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Re: Problem committing .doc files

From: Mark Reibert <svn_at_reibert.com>
Date: 2007-09-04 05:57:22 CEST

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 08:08 -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
> Well, it seems I may have found what I was doing incorrectly. I do not
> know if this is typical behavior for SVN, because I have never used
> locks before. Here's what I have to do to get it to work:
> svn lock myfile.doc -m "whatever my reason is"
> svn update
> svn commit -m "blah blah"
> (this is where I was getting lost earlier -- is it
> necessary to update after locking? Otherwise, after I edit and commit,
> I receive the same errors as before.)

Hi Glen,

I still cannot shake the feeling you have something going on with the
multiple working copies to which you alluded earlier. The only way this
makes sense is if you are competing with another working copy for the
file. This is consistent with the lock keeping this from occurring.

Alternatively, maybe something is screwed up with your working copy.
Have you tried "svn cleanup"? Have you tried this from a clean working


Mark S. Reibert, Ph.D.
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