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Re: Receiving an error via an SVN repository

From: Ronda Sinclair <rondasinclair_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:03:47 +0000 (UTC)

Ben Reser <ben <at> reser.org> writes:

>
> On 1/9/14, 2:11 PM, Sinclair, Ronda D. wrote:
> > We are running Tortoise SVN on a Windows 7 machine – and had some
network
> > issues were connectivity to our share where the repository was stored
was up
> > and down. We’ve had the user copy the files locally and they can
access them
> > and commit them but when trying to recommit them to the network
repository they
> > were getting a file lock error. The user was able to break the lock
but now
> > receives this error : Error: Can't set position pointer [...] : An
attempt was
> > made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file and
can’t
> > reconnect to the SVN repository on the network.
>
> Hard to make much of that. Can you post the full and exact error
message (you
> can ommit paths just don't ommit error codes and exact phrasing of the
error
> messages)?
>
> Also it would probably be helpful to provide an exact version of
Subversion
> that you're using.
>
> The one concern I do have is it sounds like you were putting the repo on
a
> network file share and then using ra_local (file:///) to access it. I
wouldn't
> recommend that. If you want to allow network access to the repository
I'd
> suggest using one of our server processes.
>
> > I see this link to http://svnbook.red-
bean.com/en/1.7/svn.reposadmin.maint.html
> > to unwedge a repository but wanted to check to see if you had any
> > recommendations on what to do before trying to do a restore of the
repository
> > or should we try the “unwedge” action first?
>
> FSFS repos don't get wedged, is this a BDB repo?
>
> Biggest suggestion I can make is make sure you are working off a copy of
the
> repo and not your only copy.
>
> -----------------------------------------------------This is the output
I get:

Error: Can’t set position pointer in file ‘Directory Path\’: An attempt
was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file.

This error appears for any action I try (committing, updating, checking
out, etc).

The version information is:

TortoiseSVN 1.7.12, Build 24070 – 64 Bit, 2013/03/29 08:00:43 Subversion
1.7.9, Apr 1.4.6 Apr –utils 1.3.12 Neon 0.29.6 OpenSSL 1.-. 1e 11 Feb 2013
Zlib 1.2.7

I’m not sure what a BDB repository is, but in the repo the fs-type is
listed as fsfs so I am guessing it is not bdb. I did not pick one way or
the other as far as I know.
Received on 2014-01-10 23:05:40 CET

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