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Re: Symbolic links and Samba

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:50:54 -0600

dglasser_at_gmail.com wrote on 02/21/2008 02:39:49 PM:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:52 PM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> > I just dug into the code and noticed this. However, my thoughts if
> > propset/propdel
> > would assume HEAD as the baserev:
> >
> > 1) For propdel 2 things could have happened:
> > a) Some other user just deleted it. So what, you were trying to
delete
> > it too!
> > b) Some other user modified it. So what, you were trying to delete
it,
> > so
> > do you really care? In any case, the whole history of the
changes
> > are
> > captured as revisions.
>
> Sure you might care. You might be deleting all 'foo' properties with
> value X; you wouldn't want to delete it if it changed to Y.

Again, the whole history is saved, nothing is lost.

> > 2) For propset 1 thing could have happened:
> > a) Some other user just created it. So you get an error stating it
> > already
> > exists and you will need to use propedit instead.
>
> Uh, or the other user changed it.
>
> Say, it's "svn:ignore", and both of you are trying to add a line.

We are talking about propset and propadd, not propedit, which as you
pointed
out is already saving and using a baserev...

> > Are any of these "bad"? 1b is the worst, but doesn't seem like
unexpected
> > behavior.
> >
> > I suppose you could argue that a long time could have passed since
the
> > original user manually looked at the properties so 1 and or 2 could
> > have occurred multiple times. Still, the whole history of changes
> > is available, so nothing is lost...
> >
> > Is this really different than adding/deleting file contents directly
in
> > the
> > repository using URLs?
>
> You're right! It's no different than that! Which is why we don't
> support that in the svn command-line client either!

Hmmm.... What about:

svn import my_file.txt http://my_server/my_repo/my_path/my_file.txt
svn delete http://my_server/my_repo/my_path/my_file.txt

Kevin R.

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