Hudson is a cunning beast

January 19, 2010

Build failed today:

ERROR: Failed to update
org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNException: svn: blah blah blah

‘Bummer, I need to log in to the ci box and figure out what’s wrong with svn.’ – I thought. Being in the middle of something I didn’t get to it immediately. Then I got another notification from Hudson:

Updated failed due to local files. Getting a fresh workspace
Finished: SUCCESS

Apparently, hudson figured out that there’s been an issue with svn update so during the next build he simply did a full checkout. It worked just fine. I do like Hudson.