Here are some clues (for future googlers).
"svn: Can’t open file" ".svn\tmp\text-base" "svn-base" "The system cannot find the file specified".
svn: Can’t open file .svn\tmp\text-base svn-base The system cannot find the file specified
After backtracking, here is what happened.
I had a file (a compiled dll) in source control.
I found out that I had a non-signed version of the dll (DotNet assembly).
I found the "signed version" of the dll. I wanted to replace the unsigned version with the signed version.
So I replaced the existing file (in my local directory) with the signed version.
There was a slight issue with the file name.
The unsigned version was
The signed version was ~~~slightly off (case wise):
(The file names are obviously for demonstration only).
So when I overwrote MyAssembly.dll with MyAssembLY.dll, it was fine (local windows directory).
The files were "Committed to Subversion".
(FYI, You can ignore the "signed" vs "unsigned" issue I cite above if you’re having this issue…..
the issue was not
related to signed/unsigned, but rather cAsE SenSiTiviTy of the replacement file).
Ok…so I thought everything was cool. WRONG.
The next time my continuous integration ran, I got the error message seen above. ("svn: Can’t open file).
I mimicked the command line call ( to take the CI environment out of the equation).
"C:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Client\svn.exe" checkout https://www.something.com/SomeFolder SomeLocalFolder –username myUserName –non-interactive –no-auth-cache
and got the same error message.
I deleted all the files in the folder via the repository browser. (Aka, cleared them OUT of svn).
I uploaded the signed assembly. (I did this via "Add" and "Commit" with the local tortoise shell).
Please note this is NOT ideal, because of revision history. I was lucky in that for this branch, history retention was not a priority.
Now the case of the files on the server (svn) matched the case of my (signed) assemblies(dll’s).
Here is the thread that gave me the clue:
Server: CollabNet for RedHat SVN Server. (Aka, a case sensitive environment)
Client: CollabNet svn client for Windows.