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Re: svn cleanup fails..

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 00:52:03 -0500

On Jun 3, 2008, at 23:11, Torgeir Veimo wrote:

> On 4 Jun 2008, at 13:32, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
>> On 4 Jun 2008, at 13:16, Karl Fogel wrote:
>>> Torgeir Veimo writes:
>>>> netbeans managed to **** my SVN repository while doing a
>>>> refactoring. Now even svn cleanup doesn't work.
>>> I assume where you said "repository" you meant "working copy".
>> Yes. Netbeans apparently has a bug that makes it remove files if
>> you try to change case of a file name using the refactoring tool.
>> I tried to save my current work in that folder by committing a few
>> files, then delete the folder and try an svn update to recreate
>> the file it had deleted.
>>>> I tried removing the directory taglib, then do an svn update in the
>>>> parent directory, which then results in;
>>>> svn: In directory 'taglib'
>>>> svn: Can't copy 'taglib/.svn/tmp/text-base/
>>>> PathNavigationTAG.java.svn-
>>>> base' to 'taglib/.svn/tmp/PathNavigationTAG.java.tmp.tmp':
>>>> Undefined
>>>> error: 0
>>>> Then doing an svn cleanup results in;
>>>> Macintosh:publishing torgeir$ svn cleanup
>>>> svn: In directory '.'
>>>> svn: Can't copy '.svn/tmp/text-base/LastPublishedTag.java.svn-
>>>> base' to
>>>> .svn/tmp/LastPublishedTag.java.tmp.tmp': Undefined error: 0
>>>> Any ideas? Am using svn v 1.4.6 on a mac. The server runs svn
>>>> v1.4.4
>>>> on linux.
> I found a hint about the problem here: https://java-
> net.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=437
> Apparently, SVN might have issues with file names that only differ
> in case, even on a case sensitive system.
> Doing a
> svn delete svn+ssh://...../publishing/taglib/FolderTreeTAG.java
> (and another file)
> and then deleting the taglibs directory locally, then doing an svn
> update . in the parent directory fixed it..

Glad you got it fixed. Sounds like you checked in a file whose name
differed only in case from an existing file. Checking that out on a
case-insensitive file system, like HFS+ which comes with Mac OS X
usually, won't work, and will result in error messages which aren't
necessarily intuitive.

You might want to install a pre-commit hook on your repository to
prevent such commits in the future. You could use this script:


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Received on 2008-06-04 07:52:38 CEST

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