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From Bob Fletcher <>
Subject Problem with external file
Date Wed, 06 Oct 2010 21:11:36 GMT
I have a problem with external files on Windows XP using
TortoiseSVN 1.6.99, Build 20232 - 32 Bit -dev, 2010/10/03 22:28:49.
This is a nightly build which uses the WC 1.7 format.

I reported it on the TortoiseSVN forum and they suggested
reporting it here. Since this uses unreleased code, it was
recommended that I send this to dev@ rather than users@.

To show the problem:
(1) Create a project with an external file.
(2) Modify and Commit a change to an actual working copy of the file
     (in another project).
(3) Update the original project with the external file - even when
     omitting externals.
This gives the following Subversion Exception:

Subversion Exception!
Subversion encountered a serious problem.
Please take the time to report this on the Subversion mailing list
with as much information as possible about what
you were trying to do.
But please first search the mailing list archives for the error message
to avoid reporting the same problem repeatedly.
You can find the mailing list archives at

Subversion reported the following:

In file
  line 4603: assertion failed (status == svn_wc__db_status_added)

By the way, if I include externals in the Update in step (3) above, I
get the same error.

Also, if I make a mod to the external file in the original project
and Commit the change, I get a similar problem.

However, a complete new Checkout of the project with the external file
works correctly, with the file changes being correctly incorporated.

I am certain I did not have this problem in the past, but it may have
been with the previous format when there were separate .svn folders
for each folder in the project.


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