When I removed a file from svn it caused me lot of problems. This particular file was in CamelCase and I needed to replace it with a file in lower case. I svn deleted the CamelCase file and committed a copy of the lower case file. All this happened in a windows system. When I updated the checked out branch I got the error :
Multiple attempts at svn cleanup, svn update etc. failed. I came across this stack overflow thread which recommended svn resolve. This did not work for me. Further down the thread I came across another solution which worked.
- create FooBar.php ( $touch FooBar.php )
- svn revert it ( $svn revert FooBar.php )
- Check status ( $svn status ) . It should say ?FooBar.php
- Now remove FooBar.php ( $rm FooBar.php )
That's it, you're done :)