Recently, while using the source control system that everyone hates (but seems to continue to use), I was trying to apply a label and got the following error:
The path name blurred to protect intellectual property, but this was a path in VSS, not a file. When trying to apply a label to the folder I got this message. I noticed that it seemed to happen on certain folders, but not others. For the folders it did occur on, it would say down in the status bar for about a minute before coming back with this error.
This may or not help you, but I will share the steps I used to resolve this error.
- The first important step to resolving this issue was narrowing it down to the specific folder where this problem was occurring. In my case, this was simply trial and error of applying labels at each folder until I honed in on the culprit.
- Next, check out all of the files in that folder. In my case, there were about 2 dozen files. When checking them all out, I got a message in the status bar that was suspicious:
Could not checkout local version of $/<path>/<filename>, checking out latest version instead.
So at this point, I tried checking the file out and back in with no change in the behavior. My problem still persisted and I was not able to label that file or any parent folder of that file. Arrrrgghh!
So while I have narrowed it down, no solution yet. Please contribute any comments or resources you have that may help here. I’ll continue to investigate and will likely be running SS ANALYZE next…
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