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Re: Reproduction recipe for "Target path does not exist"

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:51:44 +0000

Slightly off-topic, hence top-posting.

I see this error sometimes. Most recently it was when I tried "svn
switch" to a mis-typed URL. It's annoying because I don't know what
"target" refers to: it could be the URL I gave or the WC path I gave or
some sub-path within the tree.

I have just committed (r34305) the attach patch which puts the path in
the error message. It works for the "switch" problem above. I haven't
tried it with your scenario. Perhaps you could, if you are able to
re-build the server. (It's a server-side error message.)

It doesn't fix the problem, of course.

- Julian

On Sat, 2008-11-15 at 22:58 +0100, Tobias Schäfer wrote:
> Hi merge fans,
> the following simple scenario and reproduction recipe leads to an unexpected
> "Target path does not exist" when merging changes from trunk to a branch
> What I did:
> 1. Develop on trunk
> 2. Restore a previous state of trunk by deleting trunk and copying a
> previous state as the new trunk
> 3. Branch (resurrected) trunk
> 4. Develop on (resurrected) trunk
> 5. Merge changes from (resurrected) trunk to branch
> The critical point is 2. The rest is standard.
> What happened:
> The error can be reproduced with 1.5.4 on linux and 1.6.0-dev with a self-
> compiled svn.exe from trunk (Revision 34217).
> Attached are a shell script for linux and a batch file for windows. Both
> trigger the same error:
> C:\Development\SVN\TortoiseSVN\ext\subversion\subversion\libsvn_repos\
> reporter.c:1162 (apr_err=160005)
> svn: Target path does not exist
> Attached is also the output of the batch file and a revision graph. These are
> the logs to make it easier to read the revision graph:
> Revision 1: created initial structure
> Revision 2: some empty file
> Revision 3: malicious change
> Revision 4: remove trunk
> Revision 5: resurrected trunk_at_2
> Revision 6: created 1.0 branch
> Revision 7: more trunk changes
> What I expected:
> In my opinion the merge from trunk to branch should work in this case by
> merging revision 7. Can this be confirmed as a bug?
> If the malicious change on trunk had been reverted by a simple reverse
> merge, everything would be fine. On the other hand, deleting trunk and
> resurrecting it should not trigger this error.
> Tobias

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