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Re: should I raise an issue? commit multiple dirs without parent WC

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-08-15 23:34:09 CEST

Dave Rodgman wrote:
> Hi,
> as previously discussed, the subversion commandline client won't commit
> multiple directories [from a single repository], unless they have a
> parent directory which is a working copy. Under the right circumstances,
> it seems to work if the parent is any arbitrary directory, but arranging
> the working copy this way starts becoming awkward.
> Given that a common subversion repository layout (at least round here)
> is:
> module1/trunk/...
> module/branch/...
> people often checkout module1/trunk as module1; given that people
> usually want to work with a set of modules from a single branch, this
> seems like a reasonable thing to do. For projects imported from CVS,
> this is necessary from a build point of view, since this is the same
> structure created by CVS - this is a big issue for us.
> Anyway, the upshot is that people often want to do
> svn ci module1 module2
> but can't.
> Should I raise an issue about this? I couldn't find one in the issue
> tracker. It might seem trivial but in some ways seems to undermine the
> very nice "atomic commits" property that subversion provides.
> Previous discussion at:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-02/1070.shtml
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/svn.html (section 7.4,
> discusses work-around)

I think this is a valid, though minor, bug. I thought we had an issue
already, but I just looked through the entire list and couldn't find it, so
yes, please go ahead and file an issue.


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