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RE: Getting "file already exists" error for file that couldn't exist?

From: KARR, DAVID (ATTSI) <dk068x_at_att.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 10:26:43 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 9:48 AM
> To: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Getting "file already exists" error for file that couldn't
> exist?
> I'm using the Subversive plugin in Eclipse, but I think I need to
> understand the scope of the problem I'm getting just within
> I created a file in my Eclipse workspace that I'm certain didn't exist
> before. I did a "svn add" through the plugin. I committed it. I got
> the following error:
> svn: File already exists: filesystem '/cm/websvn/db', transaction
> '128517-1', path '<path to the file I created>'
> I then aborted the commit, reverted the add, deleted the file, did a
> "svn update", created the file again, added it, and committed it, and
> got the same error.
> What could be happening here?

I browsed the SVN repo, and the file is there. However, when I do a svn
update, it doesn't put the file in my workspace (and I now see a couple
of other files from that directory that aren't showing up there). What
do I have to do to force the update in that directory?
Received on 2010-03-05 19:27:35 CET

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