svn: ‘…’ has no ancestry information

zuletzt verändert: 18.02.2011 15:52
subversion (1.6.5) and – depending on it – mr. developer complained about some strange missing ancestry information.

I tried to commit code from this directory tree:





      (no .svn here)






cd 3rdlevel
svn commit -m 'bla'

produced the error

svn: '2ndlevel' has no ancestry information

which I didn’t understand, since the 3rdlevel was a check out of it’s own, not related to the toplevel.

subversion seems to look up .svn/ directories along the complete absolute path of the directory which is checked in and hasn’t recorded that 3rdlevel/ is a “checkout root”.

The solution: removing the .svn in the toplevel dir (putting a reasonable one in 2ndlevel by adding it to svn might have worked, too).

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