Thanks! I'm tried the suggested "svn update --depth empty" workaround, and
that seems to have worked for me.
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Brett Coon<brett.coon_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > In a discussion last month, BRM provided this helpful hint:
> > On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM, BRM <bm_witness_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Also, svn makes it really easy to branch from a working copy - even if
> >> haven't committed the changes to the current tree location. I've found
> >> very useful, especially when I made changes I didn't want to commit to
> >> tree but wasn't sure I wanted to toss out yet - just do 'svn copy .
> >> http://svn/svn/project/branches/brett/branch-name' (not the period
> >> 'copy' and 'http').
> > I filed this away for later use because it seemed like such a great
> > and finally tried to use it today (I just got back from vacation, and
> > to save my uncommitted pre-vacation changes to a branch before updating
> > tree).
> > Unfortunately, when I try to do this, the copy fails with this message
> > and directory names changed to hide internal project name references):
> > svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> > svn: File '/svn/project/branches/bcoon/b2/hw/b/f/v/TEF.v' already exists
> > svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
> > svn: 'svn-commit.tmp'
> > But there is no b2 branch yet!! So how could a file exist in this
> > Here's what svn list reports:
> > svn list ^/branches/bcoon
> > b1/
> > svn list http://svn/svn/project/branches/bcoon/b2
> > svn: URL 'http://svn/svn/project/branches/bcoon/b2' non-existent in that
> > revision
> > I tried doing the copy to a different new branch, "b3", and got the same
> > error.
> > For the record, here is the copy command I'm using:
> > svn copy . http://svn/svn/project/branches/bcoon/b2
> > I'm perplexed. And stumped. And grumpy about my vacation being over.
> This is a known bug.
> Fix is coming in SVN 1.6.5 client.
> Mark Phippard
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