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Re: [BUG] if .svn/ structure is modified, strange error msg when committing.

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:02:03 +0100

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Macarse <macarse_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I was doing a C program that reads dirs recursively and modify files
> from name to name.old
> The thing is that first I didn't remember the .svn/ on every folder
> and when I tried to commit changes, I got svn: Commit failed (details
> follow): svn: Unable to lock /path/
> After checking .svn/ I realised that file's extension there were
> modified adding a .old
> I searched issues and I found something similar fixed but not enough.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=532
> All files at .svn/ are read only, but I can rename them.

You should NEVER mess with the internal control structures of your
version control system. Period.

Subversion is built on the assumption that you have trusted your
assets to it and that you're smart enough to let it handle them the
best way it can. So, I suggest you start doing so.




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