Problem: ========== When trying to import a project, one gets: fresnel:wc > svn import /tmp/proj/ file:///mnt/applic/repo/ -m "initial import" Adding /tmp/proj/trunk Adding /tmp/proj/trunk/Tolerances Adding /tmp/proj/trunk/Tolerances/get_fun_ranges.m svn: Can't unlock prototype revision lockfile for transaction '0-1': Permission denied This issue does not occure in version 1.3.2. Analysis: ========== Repeating the same steps on a local folder, finished successfully. So it is a file system issue. I compared the two directories; that is on the cifs (/mnt/applic/repo) and the local one. It seems that the following directory is the problematic one: fresnel:wc > ls -Rlt /mnt/applic/repo/db/transactions/ /mnt/applic/repo/db/transactions/: total 0 drwxrwxrwx 1 aviel aviel 0 Nov 28 12:54 0-1.txn /mnt/applic/repo/db/transactions/0-1.txn: total 0 This directory does not exist in the local repository, so I assume it holds info of the transaction being made. Presumably, svn fails to delete/change this directory, even though all permissions and ownership are OK. I can confirm this by manually removing this directory. attached are strace of the failed 'svn import' command and of the following successful 'rmdir /mnt/applic/repo/db/transactions/0-1.txn' command.
Original issue reported by yuvalaviel