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RE: Recurring problem with the SVN structure for WC

From: Miller, Eric <Eric.Miller_at_amd.com>
Date: 2007-08-28 16:32:39 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com]
>
> Exactly, Matt. The only reason I can think of why one would care
> where Subversion stores its admin directories is that one is copying
> and moving files using native OS commands instead of using svn cp and
> svn mv. And that would be a user error. One must use svn cp and svn
> mv. The book goes into it in some detail and there's also a relevant
> FAQ entry:

BUZZ. Incorrect assumption. You totally neglect 3rd party CLOSED
SOURCE applications that may manipulate data however they see fit. The
meta data is often a casualty.

Also, implicit in this discussion is just the general fragility of the
meta-data to begin with. I can't even begin to list the number of hoops
I've had to jump through to repair a working copy *without starting from
scratch*. From what I've been reading 1.5 may help with some of that.

Having the ability to remove the metadata from the working copy would be
absolutely brilliant IMO. A number of VC tools seem to get by with
this.

Just my 2c.

Eric

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