[thelist] Subversion locking

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz
Thu Oct 18 17:11:29 CDT 2007

Hi all,

We've got an SVN repository and work with a local copy of our site. All has been going fine until a couple, of days ago for my colleague.

>From what I can tell, she has an old lock file on her client setup which is preventing her checking in / updating form one particular directory.

I can check in and update the dir, so we know the repository is ok, but I'm guessing something failed (network outage or the like) during one of her commits, leaving the client thinking that the dir was still locked.

Is there a way we can remove the lock file? Cleaning up the entire repository copy fails when it hits the dir that is supposedly 'locked'.

Release locks also fails.

Has anyone struck this before? Any workarounds? I'm checking the documentation and faq's but with little luck yet.

Thanks in advance for any help / pointers,

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