On 7/5/2013 1:48 PM, David Rothenberger wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Subversion server to 1.8.0 and started
> receiving the following error from "git svn fetch":
> Temp file with moniker 'svn_delta' already in use at 
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10/Git.pm line 1024.
> This occurs only when using an http:// URL; svn:// URLs work fine.

I traced git-svn and discovered that the error is due to a known
problem in the SVN APIs. ra_serf does not drive the delta editor in
a depth-first manner as required by the API [1]. Instead, the calls
come in this order:

 1. open_root
 2. open_directory
 3. add_file
 4. apply_textdelta
 5. add_file
 6. apply_textdelta

This is a known issue [2] and one that the Subversion folks have
elected not to fix [3].

[2] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2932
[3] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3831

David Rothenberger  ----  daver...@acm.org

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