R – Subversion (using VisualSVN/Tortoise) refuses to pull down new files


A problem has started occurring recently in which some new files added to the subversion repositories don't get pulled down to other clients after doing an Update.

If I browse the repository with Tortoise I can see the file. I can then right click on it and select 'Update to revision', which will pull the file down to the client. Unfortunately this is very time consuming as there is no way to pull down all files in a folder – i.e. I have to do this for each file individually.

The weird thing is, it doesn't occur with all files and it is not occurring on all client machines. I have tried totally deleting the working folder and pulling it all down again but the problem persists.

I am using the latest versions of Tortoise and VisualSVN.

Anyone else seen something like this?

Best Solution

Known bug in TortoiseSVN 1.6.1: if you add an empty folder, the folder depth in your working copy will be restricted to "empty". You can work around this by updating once with the "update to revision..." dialog and selecting "fully recursive" as depth.

This has been fixed in 1.6.2.

edit: note that TortoiseSVN uses the SVN client library, which is where the bug was. The command line client had the same problem.