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Re: [BUG]: "svn: Two top-level reports with no target"

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-04 23:33:00 CEST

Here's a simpler reproduction recipe. Within any existing svn working

  svn mkdir foo
  cd foo
  svn up

So, the bug is that updates from within a locally-added directory don't
work. svn_wc_crawl_revisions() generates a report which reporter.c
doesn't like. The API documentation in svn_ra.h says you can only make
two report calls on the top-level path "if the target of the operation
is deleted or switched relative to the anchor," which isn't true in this

Two questions, then:

  (1) What is the desired behavior here? If you were to "svn up foo"
from the parent, you'd either get a no-op update or an obstructed
update, depending on whether foo exists in the repository's head.

  (2) Based on the answer to (1) above, what's the appropriate code
change? We could make the client notice that the current directory is
locally added and do nothing, or error out. We could make reporter.c
tolerate this kind of report, but I think that would result in a
locally-added directory with updated repository contents, which would be
bizarre and would probably fail later on.

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