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Re: Curiosity on copying working copies

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-05-22 03:32:45 CEST

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 08:25:09PM -0500, David Summers wrote:
> Hola Subversionistas, :-)
> Typically, if I don't have the specific branch or tag of a Subversion
> working copy but do have another one, I'll do a "cp -r oldwc newwc" and
> then "svn status", and then "svn switch NEWURL" to the new one to save
> having to go through the (relatively) long checkout across the Internet.
> Specifcally, for instance, I just updated my subversion-1.0.x branch
> "cd subversion-1.0.x; svn update; cd .." and then "cp -r subversion-1.0.x
> subversion-1.0.4".
> Then, I do a "svn status" and ALWAYS (so far since I can remember) it
> shows:
> $ svn st
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVN.rgs
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVNCOM.def
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVNStatus.rgs
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVNCOMps.def
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVNCOM.idl
> M subversion/bindings/com/resource.h
> M subversion/bindings/com/SVNCOMps.mk
> I go and check the source of the copy and there are no modifications.
> What is special about the subversion/bindings/com/* files and why does it
> ALWAYS show them as modified but no other files?
> Not a problem, just one "svn revert subversion/bindings/com/*" to fix it
> but it is very curious to me.

It's a line ending thing. The files are wrong in the repo. It's been
fixed on trunk. But not on 1.0.x. See the log for r8141.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
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