[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: "svn move" broken?

From: Michael Schmitt <schmitt_at_TI.Uni-Trier.DE>
Date: 2003-06-05 15:38:49 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>What would be less confusing?
>"Sorry, you attempted to commit '/project/subdir1', but failed,
> because it is out-of-date."
>Is it the word "transaction" that is confusing?
Yes, definitely. You could even be more explicit:

    "Someone else has updated this file. Please run 'svn update'" (or
something similar)

>>Although all previous commits were successful (at least I thought so),
>>svn did not update my working copy correctly! Or, more precisely, it
>>did not update the meta information in my working copy, since the real
>>files had definitely gone before! And there was no other user working
>>in this project at the same time.
>This is a buglet that I believe we're working on. Fortunately, your
>analysis of the problem was completely wrong.
>Don't worry, this will be fixed.
Phew... I do my best to convince other people that svn is a great
program. However, my collegue and I face serious problems. Of course, we
are not at all able to send you a precise test case :-( At some point we
just drove the repository in a state where some data were lost and the
working copy was broken. No idea how this could happen. It would be nice
if the upper bug could be fixed. I guess this made it easier the
identify "real" problems.

Many thanks for your answer,


To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Fri Jun 6 02:29:34 2003

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.