What is wrong with SVN?

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi@alice.it
Mon Sep 30 16:07:00 GMT 2013

David Stacey wrote:
> Here are some ideas:
> Firstly, check to see which versions of subversion, sqlite3 and cygwin you're using. Check the output of the following command, and if you're using older packages then try updating:
>     $ cygcheck -c cygwin sqlite3 subversion
>     Cygwin Package Information
>     Package              Version        Status
>     cygwin               1.7.25-1       OK
>     sqlite3              3.7.17-3       OK
>     subversion           1.8.3-1        OK

Same here (on XP 32)...

> Secondly, make sure you're using the cygwin version of 'svn' (i.e. check that some other subversion client isn't in your path):
>     $ which svn
>     /usr/bin/svn

I use only Cygwin...

> Thirdly, if the database file is locked then that could point to an old version of sqlite3 (namely clashing with another subversion client (e.g. TortoiseSVN), or some anti-virus software locking a file in the '.svn' directory (e.g. 'wc.db'). See if you can check out into an area of the drive that isn't being virus scanned.

For years I have the same AV (MSE) and I have used SVN without problems...

> Fourth, the branch you're trying to check out is quite large. Are you running out of drive space?

No, I have about 30 GB free..

Attached the cygcheck...

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