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Re: [Issue 1554] Cannot update past an "obstructed" item

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-10-16 21:24:47 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> Brandon Ehle <azverkan@yahoo.com> writes:
> > 1) Run svn up.
> > 2) Delete or Backup the file in question.
> > 3) Run svn up.
> > 4) Optionally copy his file back over the original if its the one he
> > wants to replace.
> > 5) Repeat steps 1 through 4 about 100 times.


> Your lather-rinse-repeat method is fine for one or two files, but the
> workaround starts to make sense if you've got 100 obstructions...

Actually, the part of Brandon's description that I found interesting
is this part:

   The biggest problem that this creates is if you are storing lots of
   binaries in the repository and they are created via some sort of
   tool that generates lots of files. Artist Alex starts some initial
   work in the tool on one section of and fills up his working copy
   with these generated binaries. Artist Bob does the same thing, but
   because he's working in a different area but with the same tool, it
   generates lots of the same binaries.

So, I have to ask, "Why are you versioning tool-generated binary
files?" I'm trusting that there is a some good reason for these files
to be versioned, but am admittedly interested in what those reasons
might be. Educate me! :-)

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Received on Thu Oct 16 21:26:05 2003

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