When working with SVN one may encounter the error “Directory is out of date”. There can be several reasons why this would be the case.
svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: Directory '/some/directory' is out of date
One thing you can do to try to remedy the situation is to change directory to /some/directory and perform a svn update.
cd /some/directory svn update
This may bring the problem directory to the current revision and solve the issue. You can then proceed with the commit as normal.