SVK 2.0.2 win32. svk pull /project/local or svk smerge /project/mirror /project/local /project/mirror has deleted file.txt /project/local has not edited file.txt Merge fails : Filesystem has no item: File not found: transaction '326-1', path '/local/file.txt' Transaction does not complete, thus NO changes from this revision onwards can be merged. Merge needs to catch this condition and deal with it gracefully, just like other conflicts. Error message is also misleading ; the reported path does exist. There are spaces in the source and target paths for the file concerned. There are no SVK working copies of these files ; SVK is being used to mirror an SVN repo.