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Re: Out of date errors just after a revert

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-10 08:13:28 CEST

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:

> > Revert simply rebuilds the working from from the pristine text-base in
> > the .svn directory. If you had a commit that went sour between the
> > time the new revision was added in the server, and the time your
> > client performed its post-commit admin tasks, then it's possible that
> > you have already committed the very changes you are trying now to
> > commit.
> >
> > Try reverting again, and then running 'svn update'. Chances are good
> > that the server will send you the very changes you're trying to send
> > *it*. :-)
> Ahhhh. So only "svn update" refreshes the baseline. I grok.
> That procedure worked, and you've given a good explanation.

Why, thank you.

> Would you please add it to the FAQ? I am unlikely to be the last
> person to trip over this. The question should probably be something
> like,
> "After a failed commit and database recovery, I get "out-of-date" errors
> when trying to finish the commit."

Actually, it should be genericized a bit by striking the " and
database recovery". This can happen for various reasons that don't
require recovery (network outage, etc.).

> And the answer should end by noting that only svn update refreshes the
> text-base.

Would be so kind as to work up a patch against www/project_faq.html?
I'd be happy to review/apply it after you've done so. If you feel
like taking the very text of the description I mailed, go for it.

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