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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Not able to delete a repo from the CLI for Subversion
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:39:30 GMT
> On Jun 7, 2019, at 8:15 AM, Miller, Christopher M CIV USARMY MEDCOM AISR (US) <>
> I'm cleaning up Subversion repos that got spread out by accident and going to upgrade
Subversion from v 1.6.11 to a newer version on a new RHEL7 VM. 
> There are repos that were created that are either no longer used or were created haphazardly.
The daemon is on and I can grep successfully from the CLI. 
> I'm trying to use the following command via the CLI to delete a repo: 
> svn delete -m "delete repo that is no longer needed" file:///data/svn/dept_A/test
> svn: 'file:///data/svn/IMO' isn't in the same repository as 'file:///data/svn/dept_A/test'
> I've also tried to use the ip address too and got this error message: 
> svn rm svn:// -m "delete repo" 
> Authentication realm: <svn://> 678af798-5732-4a81-9cfb-4040117c6091
> Password for 'user': 
> svn: 'svn://' isn't in the same repository as 'svn://'
> I was able to delete another repo via TortoiseSVN with no issues, and leave a comment.
However I would feel more comfortable doing the cleanup the CLI. 
> Can someone advise me on what I'm doing incorrectly or is there another way to do this?

Subversion does not provide an API or command to delete a repository.  To delete a repository
you need direct access to the filesystem and you simply remove the folder for the repository.
 TortoiseSVN can only delete a local repository where it has this sort of access.  It is not
possible to do it via the server protocol.


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