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Re: [PATCH] remove obsolete FAQ entry

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:29:13 +0200

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 01:16:46AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 02:08 +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > did I get this right and the FAQ entry patched out below
> > was hopelessly outdated?
> > Note that the issue it is referring to was closed in 2004.
> Yes, I think you're quite right! Certainly, "svn diff" etc. does follow
> the history back.
> But isn't there an entry for the FAQ in a list of contents at the
> beginning of faq.html that you should also remove?

Oh, yes, there is indeed. Thanks for noticing!

New patch:

* www/faq.html
  (no-copy-history): Remove, today's clients can follow copy-from
    information transparently.

Index: www/faq.html
--- www/faq.html (revision 32474)
+++ www/faq.html (working copy)
@@ -197,9 +197,6 @@
 <li><a href="#http-301-error">I can see my repository in a web browser, but
     'svn checkout' gives me an error about "301 Moved Permanently".
     What's wrong?</a></li>
-<li><a href="#no-copy-history">I'm trying to look at an old version of my
- file, but svn says something about "path not found". What's going
- on?</a></li>
 <li>Why doesn't HTTP Digest auth work?</li>
 <li><a href="#xlc-compile">Compiling with xlc on AIX, I get compilation
     errors. What's wrong?</a></li>
@@ -2860,59 +2857,6 @@
-<div class="h3" id="no-copy-history" title="no-copy-history">
-<h3>I'm trying to look at an old version of my
- file, but svn says something about "path not found". What's going
- on?</h3>
-<p>A nice feature of Subversion is that the repository understands
-copies and renames, and preserves the historical connections. For
-example, if you copy <tt>/trunk</tt> to <tt>/branches/mybranch</tt>,
-then the repository understands that every file in the branch has a
-"predecessor" in the trunk. Running <tt>svn log --verbose</tt> will
-show you the historical copy, so you can see the rename:</p>
-r7932 | joe | 2003-12-03 17:54:02 -0600 (Wed, 03 Dec 2003) | 1 line
-Changed paths:
- A /branches/mybranch (from /trunk:7931)
-<p>Unfortunately, while the repository is aware of copies and renames,
-almost all the svn client subcommands are <b>not</b> aware. Commands
-like <tt>svn diff</tt>, <tt>svn merge</tt>, and <tt>svn cat</tt> ought
-to understand and follow renames, but don't yet do this. It's
-scheduled as post-1.0 feature, currently <a
-#1093</a>. For example, if you ask <tt>svn diff</tt> to compare two
-earlier versions of <tt>/branches/mybranch/foo.c</tt>, the command
-will not automatically understand that the task actually requires
-comparing two versions of <tt>/trunk/foo.c</tt>, due to the rename.
-Instead, you'll see an error about how the branch-path doesn't exist
-in the earlier revisions.</p>
-<p>The workaround for all problems of this sort is to do the legwork
-yourself. That is: <i>you</i> need to be aware of any renamed paths,
-discover them yourself using <tt>svn log -v</tt>, and then provide
-them explicitly to the svn client. For example, instead of
-$ svn diff -r 1000:2000 http://host/repos/branches/mybranch/foo.c
-svn: Filesystem has no item
-svn: '/branches/mybranch/fooc..c' not found in the repository at revision 1000
-...you would instead run
-$ svn diff -r1000:2000 http://host/repos/trunk/foo.c
 <div class="h3" id="digest-auth" title="digest-auth">
 <h3>Why doesn't HTTP Digest auth work?</h3>

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