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Space in filename causes path not found on commit

From: Onno van der Straaten <onno.van.der.straaten_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:03:04 +0200

Hi all,

I'm trying to cleanup a repository a bit. While renaming and moving
files/folders I noticed that commit at times fail with the message "path not
found". I think this is caused by filenames with spaces.

I could easily reproduce this on a personal repository

I have a co of a folder with two subfolders

my-laptop ~/my_wc $ ls
folder 1 folder 2

Rename folder 2 to folder 3
my-laptop ~/my_wc $ svn move "folder 2" "folder 3"
A folder 3
D folder 2/file with spaces.txt
D folder 2

Move file to folder 1
my-laptop ~/my_wc $ svn move "folder 3/file with spaces.txt" "folder 1/file
with spaces.txt"
A folder 1/file with spaces.txt
D folder 3/file with spaces.txt

my-laptop ~/my_wc $ svn commit --message "test"
Adding folder 1/file with spaces.txt
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: '/svn/!svn/bc/1101/test/folder%202/file' path not found

If I issue the commands on a file without spaces (replace space with
underscore) the commit is successful.

If I reverse the commands, I move the file and then rename the folders, the
commit also fails but with a different error message

svn: Item '/test/folder 2' is out of date
After that I was unable to recover my working copy to a working state. It
reports tree conflict. svn cleaup, svn revert, svn up didn't help.

Is this a known problem? Shouldn't this just work regardless of spaces in
filenames and/or order of the commands?

BTW, I'm using Linux Mint and svn client version 1.6.5 (r38866). Repository
is *version 1.5.1 (r32289).*

Thanks in advance,
Received on 2010-06-19 20:56:58 CEST

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