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Re: Overwriting changes without warning

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:57:03 -0500

On Mar 31, 2009, at 09:10, emerson cargnin wrote:

> A few people in my team sometimes have a problem with the
> following situation:
>
> - Person 1 changes file A and commits
> - Person 2 changes file A and commits (without updating)
>
> Most of times it would generate an error saying that the file is out
> of sync, so the person would have to resolve the conflicts before
> committing.
> It happens that sometimes the person 2 commits without without svn
> giving any message, hence overwriting the file previously committed by
> person 1.

I am not aware of any way for that to occur.

> The main problems is that it's an intermittent problem and it goes
> silent, and the problem will only appear when the code/page that
> should be expected to do something doesn't do.
>
> We are using svn server version 1.4.4 (r25188).
> The client usually is a tortoise, different versions. Would using
> different versions of tortoise cause this type of problem?

I don't know about TortoiseSVN specifically, but the Subversion
promise is that any 1.x client can work with any 1.x server, so it
shouldn't be a problem. Nevertheless, I recommend you upgrade your
server and client to the latest version (1.6.0) in case this is a bug
that has already been fixed. If you then still encounter the problem,
a reproduction recipe would be helpful, though if the problem is
intermittent, I can see how that would be difficult.

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