[thelist] [subversion] working copy locking with images and .swf files

Sarah Adams sarahwbs at gmail.com
Tue May 5 08:02:35 CDT 2009

> Anyone had a problem with subversion where it locks your working copy
> when checking in images and .swf's? The lock is kind of 'fatal' in that
> sometimes cleanup won't work and you have to blow away your working copy
> and re checkout the repository data...
> We're running subversion on Centos and intermittently get permission
> denied errors when subversion tries to move prop-base files relating to
> images / swf's.
> It's a weird error that I haven't seen - I've checked file level
> permissions, but it doesn't seem to be related to that.


Did you ever figure out your SVN problems? I had so many problems trying
to get it to work using TortoiseSVN over Samba that I gave up on
Tortoise completely and am now doing it all via command line. It seems
to me that SVN over Samba isn't quite workable yet.

This is the error I got most:
  Error: Commit succeeded, but other errors follow:
  Error bumping revisions post-commit (details follow):
  In directory 'K:\mysite\files'
  Error processing command 'committed' in 'K:\mysite\files'
  Can't move 'K:\mysite\files\.svn\props\logo.gif.svn-work' to
  Access is denied.

After which I would get this:
  Error: Working copy 'K:\mysite\files' locked
  Please execute the "Cleanup" command.

Attempting to svn cleanup would result in a similar error to the first.


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