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Correcting a corrupt checkout

From: Eric Peers <peers_at_mtnboy.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:20:35 -0600

I have a set of website directories that are managed under a subversion
repository. 2-3 different users modify files in these directories on a
daily basis and I have a cronjob automatically commit their changes once
per day. I think my checkout is corrupt. Obviously the easiest solution
is to wipe the checkout and then re-check out the affected directories.
That is not a preferred solution since I might lose several file changes
-- these files only exist in the working copy.

Is it possible to "freshen up" the .svn directories locally? I.e. throw
away any locally corrupt copies?


I think 2-3 things have happened to corrupt this tree:

1) Users sometimes sftp/scp the entire subdirectory hierarchy to their
local machine and then copy back. This would include the .svn
directories. This is bad because they may spend days inbetween the copy,
thus replacing the existing .svn with a stale copy.
2) These users are using Dreamweaver for some of their edits. There are
"locks" in the local copy, but svnadmin lslocks shows none.
3) Some files under rev control get deleted and replaced with a
directory and vice versa -- but that may be another issue.

So in trying to clean up this directory tree, I was going through files
one by one and committing them. In one case, I think I have files
"added" but not committed.

petit.c-loans.com> svn stat
? images
? email
A .

petit.c-loans.com> svn commit .
Adding www.reversemultipliereffect.com
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: File already exists: filesystem '/home/subversion/db', transaction
'2038-1', path '/trunk/htdocs/sites/www.reversemultipliereffect.com'
svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
svn: '/var/www/html/cloans/sites/svn-commit.tmp'

So how do I examine this transaction?

if I go up one directory, move the directory to the side, and try to
update fresh:
 svn update www.reversemultipliereffect.com
svn: Failed to add directory 'www.reversemultipliereffect.com': object
of the same name is already scheduled for addition


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Received on 2008-04-02 17:21:04 CEST

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