svnlite barfing when updating from repo

Peter Beckman beckman at
Sun Jun 4 17:11:13 UTC 2017

--> svn: E000013: Can't remove file '/usr/home/FreeBSD/source/ports/head/net-im/mastodon/files/patch-bin_yarn': Permission denied

If you cannot remove the file, then you do not have the "proper" permissions in that
directory -- not the top level, but at the leaf node

You need write permission on the immediate parent directory to remove a file.

One other possibility -- if the sticky bit is set on the parent directory,
ONLY the user that owns the file will be able to delete it.


On Sun, 4 Jun 2017, Baho Utot wrote:

> when I am update my ports repo like this
> svnlite co "" "/usr/src/ports"
> svn: E155009: Failed to run the WC DB work queue associated with 
> '/usr/home/FreeBSD/source/ports/head/net-im/mastodon/files', work item 132774 
> (file-remove net-im/mastodon/files/patch-bin_yarn)
> svn: E000013: Can't remove file 
> '/usr/home/FreeBSD/source/ports/head/net-im/mastodon/files/patch-bin_yarn': 
> Permission denied
> What causes this?
> I am updating the repo as a regular user and not root and the directory has 
> the proper perms.
> I am getting this after I update a repo ( i do this once a month ) and it was 
> fine last moth and now I get multiple failures.  After:
> rm -rf /usr/home/FreeBSD/source/ports/head/net-im/mastodon/files/; svnlite 
> cleanup;
> svnlite co "" "/usr/src/ports"
> It will run until it finds another perm problem so I have to 
> shampoo,rinse,repeat until the local repo is finally updated
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