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Re: svn bug

From: Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi_at_kde.org>
Date: 2005-11-10 23:24:57 CET

On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 01:52:45PM -0800, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 11/10/05, Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi@kde.org> wrote:
> > i tried the following:
> >
> > svn ann http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/svn/cvs2svn/branches/may-04-redesign@1164
> Well, there are at least two problems here. First, you can't annotate
> a directory in Subversion, so just passing it the url for the
> may-04-redesign branch won't do much good.
heh, right. i'd have certainly noticed this once i've gotten the the
right revision ...

> Second, you're telling svn annotate to look at the HEAD revision of
> whatever lived at /branches/may-04-redesign in revision 1164, because
> the default if you don't pass a -r option is HEAD. That branch has
> been deleted though, so nothing is there in HEAD. What you want is
> something like:
> svn ann -r 1164
> http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/svn/cvs2svn/branches/may-04-redesign/cvs2svn.py@1164
> So it'll start its search at the version of cvs2svn.py that lived in
> that branch in rev 1164, and find the version that existed in revision
> 1164, which I imagine is what you wanted to see.
ehhhm ... right. after reading these paragraphs something like four times
i got it (ok, it's pretty late over here). :)
i think it would make sense to let the client do some guesswork in case
of failure and make a suggestion (like "use *both* -r and @, idiot!" ;) -
the "request failed" and "file not found" are not exactly helpful. oh,
well, who cares, given that there is something like 2.4 million pages to
RTFM. ;)

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