Monday 1 December 2008

Unlock SVN Repository for SVN Sync

Lately I've been introduced into the ease of use of subversion. I now use it on my laptop to keep track of my projects. It's surprisingly easy to setup a repository and to use it. Maybe I should do a posting on that in the near future.

I also setup a local synced repository that I use to get a local copy of our central project repository. However, last week I started by accident this repository server twice, and stopped the sync-run by ctrl-c to resolve this. After that I got a:
"Failed to get lock on destination repos, currently held by makker-laptop" message repeatedly.

I got the solution on:

However the exact command mismatched for me (I don't know how version dependent that is).

What I had to do is to delete the lock by removing a lock-property. The command for this is:

svn propdel svn:sync-lock --revprop -r 0 .

In Pauls blog he suggested the svn-command propdelete, but this should be propdel. And I had to make up that for the repository you have to give in the link to the svnserver that runs the repository.

For example:
svn propdel svn:sync-lock --revprop -r 0 svn://localhost:3904

This worked, and got me syncing my repositories again.

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