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Re: installation of svn rev 7674 will hose svn's wc for pre 7674 clients

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_cc.jyu.fi>
Date: 2003-11-08 05:47:35 CET

On 2003-11-07 22:36-0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 22:23, Jani Averbach wrote:
> The whole point of the format file is to prevent old clients from
> operating on working copies they won't be able to understand. It's best
> to error at the beginning, rather than choke on unrecognized
> administrative data later on. This is not an anomaly, it's the design!

I understand that, and agree with you 100%, but I did/do not understand why
installation of new born svn will render my current working copy
useless. That was my point.

It would be case that I am building/cross compiling for some different
arch or system, or what ever, and had planned use my old svn copy
after installing that very new client.

Moreover this was 'heads up mail', at least for Branko, that autotester
will need some babysitting when crossing wc revision to r7674.

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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