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Re: Could not un- and re- link ~/.subversion/config

From: Tyler Roscoe <tyler_at_cryptio.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 07:38:24 -0800

On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 01:13:49PM +0000, Alan Brogan wrote:
> I just lost a few hours trying to do this:
>
> $ cd ~/.subversion
> $ rm -f config
> $ ln -s /path/to/another/config .
>
> The link command kept failing, because "File exists"
> WTF ?
>
> Turns out I cannot remove ~/.subversion/* in one command, as some other process is protecting them from deletion (but not from editing).
>
> Eventually I did figure out the workaround, which is simply to join them into one command
> $ rm -f config && ln -s /path/to/another/config .

What OS is this? Was svn running at the time?

Sounds like an OS issue. AFAIK Subversion has no special logic to
protect its config files.

tyler
Received on 2010-03-04 16:38:59 CET

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