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Subversion – svn: is not a working copy

I had problems with subversion and now I neither can checkout my project, nor synchronizing it. I always get this error when I try to syncrhonize a folder with my repository:

org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: '/home/mike/eclipse_workspace/project/src/front' is not a working copy

The problem is that subversion cannot locate the .svn folder, maybe because it has been deleted. To solve this you can:

  • Right click on the folder that is not working and choose Team -> Update to head

And the .svn folder is retrieved from the repo, and now you can synchronize again the files

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  1. nomail
    September 29, 2014 at 13:40

    Same problem here. .svn dir is where it should be. Stupid is, I never even installed javaHL to start with. I don’t see any javaHL plugin , nor in Plug-ins nor in Installed Software. How can javaHL crash if I did not install it???


    • October 7, 2014 at 17:12

      Did you install Subversive plugin for eclipse? Maybe you’ve installed the JavaHL plugin with subversive.


  2. fizban
    June 8, 2012 at 9:07

    thanks man, I finally got rid of the same problem


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