Bamboo error: build cannot be preformed since you have local modifications

This happens a lot. Thankfully it’s easy to fix:

Basically you just have to add the svn:ignore on build-number.txt

1. In TortoiseSVN select “Properties”

2. Click the “Add” button

3. Define the svn:ignore property:

4. COMMIT THE CHANGES!!! Don’t forget to do this or you’ll keep getting the error.



  1. BuildBear · November 18, 2010

    Hi James,

    Great article!

    Just wanted to say – if you’re not using Tortoise 9say for example because you’re using linux) then you can achieve the same thing using this

    First navigate to the Target Folder where build-number.txt is, then execute this svn command.

    [TargetFolder]>svn propset svn:ignore build-number.txt .

    (Don’t miss out the dot on the end – that means apply changes to the current folder)

  2. Aldrich · July 17, 2013

    Thank you for this James! This really helped a lot! 🙂

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