2008-10-09 12:06:00

Partial results are valid but processing is subverted

People keep wondering why I changed to git-svn as a subversion client, even though I tend to dislike git. The answer is simple: it is the only usable Subversion client.

Hearing the protests in my ears already, I think I'll simply paste some of the sessions I recently had with Subversions “svn” client. All of these appear to occur regularly.

Of course, the proper procedure would be to debug these, but after a short visit to the code I had to decide that I should concentrate on getting my work done rather than to fix this bunch of, well, code.

svn update me to fail

$ svn up
U src/toolbox/peersarray.py
svn: In directory 'src/toolbox/pypath'
svn: Error processing command 'delete-entry' in 'src/toolbox/pypath'
svn: Can't read directory 'src/toolbox/pypath/idl/.svn/tmp': Partial results are valid but processing is incomplete
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$ svn up
svn: Working copy '.' locked
svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for details)
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$ svn cleanup
svn: Can't read directory 'tests/t/.svn/tmp': Partial results are valid but processing is incomplete
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$

More svn update woes

$ svn up
svn: Directory 'src/toolbox/trunk/idl/.svn' containing working copy admin area is missing
$

svn check this out!

$ svn co svn+ssh://… test
A test/testfile
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$ cd test
$ svn cleanup
svn: Can't read directory '.svn/tmp': Partial results are valid but processing is incomplete
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$

One has to wonder how these people actually get any work done.


Posted by Tonnerre Lombard | Permanent link | File under: broken