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Re: Not really a bug, but an interesting warning

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 10:50:15 +0200

Jean-Marc van Leerdam wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 2009/5/8 Lübbe Onken <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>:
>> Hi Arnold, you wrote:
>>
>>> I got this while trying to relocate my working copy after changing machines and an unavoidable drive letter reassignement.
>> Nothing interesting about this I'd say.
>>
>> That's what warnings are for. They warn you before you shoot yourself in
>> the foot. If you ignore them for a good reason, nothing bad happens.
>>
>>> Of couse ignoring it caused no problems.
>> Because you did something wrong, but nothing harmful.
>>
>> There is no need to 'svn relocate' your working copy, if the location of
>> the working copy changes. You have to run 'svn relocate' when the
>> repository location (URL) changes.
>>
>
> No, he did need to relocate, because the location of the repository
> changed (from one file: location to another).
>
> Somehow (the svn library or TSVN) fails to detect that this type of
> relocation really is changing the path to the server and not the path
> inside the working copy.
>

For file:// urls, it is simply not possible to determine whether the url
changes inside or outside a repository, because a file:// url doesn't
have a domain part. That's why the warning is shown: it's a warning
because TSVN can't be sure.

Stefan

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