Tortoise svn checksum mismatch while updating

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An adage you'll hear from snotty slashdotters is "if you only have one backup, your data's not that important." and if you believe dire predictions there's no substitute for multiple, geo-redundant backups. In my examples I'm going to use abcd1234 for subversion's expected checksum and 1234abcd for the actual, and to indicate the corrupted file.It's not immediately clear when you see that error which file specifically is causing the problem.It would be nice if it would actually tell me why that happened, but it’s clearly more temperamental than that. ) I simply checked out a new working copy of this directory, examined the checksums and, voila, Subversion has been fooled. Step by step (because I’m sure someone, somewhere, somehow, will run into this again—if it’s not me that is!), this procedure looked like this: an elegant or even the recommended solution to this problem. But, for the life of me, I can’t imagine why it allows me to replace, without prompting me for an administrator password, text in a file with the following permissions: Whatever the reason, Coda changed the files, which just happened to be the Subversion (SVN) reference versions of some of my repository files.

This worked for me, if it doesn't work for you, try one of the other links above. If you're paranoid enough, getting into this situation in the first place (most likely a corrupted block on your drive) won't be that scary because you keep your tree checked out on multiple machines.

Following this procedure, you may lose your life’s work, putting you on an irreversible path to destitution and despair. OK, now that you’re too scared out of your wits to try them, know that these steps have face validity and worked in my case.

If that’s enough assurance for you, let’s get this road on the show.

Also, I am describing the process for Mac OS X, so if you’re on a different operating system, make the proper adjustments.

There are a number of hits when you go searching for this problem, some of those workarounds may work better for you - this is just what worked for me.

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