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Re: svn cleanup bug

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-10 11:18:14 CEST

On 7/10/06, Taylor, Richard <rtaylor@t-tales.com> wrote:
> >>Sure, if the tmp directory was empty just recreating it would be fine
> That's the bug I'm reporting and you seem to agree it would be fine.
>
> >>what if there were files in there that we needed.
> Does SVN keep essential files in the .svn/tmp directory ?

Not all the time, but yes, sometimes it does [1]. That's why cleanup
shouldn't just create the directory.

bye,

Erik.

[1] When updating a working copy, a log is created which contains
instructions to update the working copy. (Some) files to be installed
by execution of that log are created in .svn/tmp. If the log is run
without installing these files (because .svn/tmp was empty), working
copy administration and fact go out of sync. This is - clearly - much
worse than reinstating a disappeared .svn/tmp directory.

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