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RE: svn looses history when moving directories

From: Peeters, Piet-Hein <piet-hein.peeters_at_philips.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:50:42 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bert Huijben [mailto:rhuijben_at_sharpsvn.net]
> Sent: 2010 Apr 26 4:57 PM
> To: CollabNet Subversion Client
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: RE: svn looses history when moving directories
> >
> > On 4/26/10 9:42 AM, "Piet-Hein Peeters" <piet-hein.peeters_at_philips.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > That's still not the same usecase. My usecase has one file and one
> directory
> > > move:
> > > $ svn mkdir B
> > > $ svn mv A/foo.c B <-- file move
> > > $ svn info B/foo.c
> > > $ svn mv B C <-- directory move
> > > $ svn info C/foo.c
> >
> > OK yes I see this too.
> >
> > Prior to 1.5 you could not even do this. The second move would just fail.
> > You seem to be implying there is some new bug, in terms of your reference
> > to
> > 1.6.6, but from my recollection of when the developers agreed to relax the
> > restriction in 1.5, this was the compromise. It could allow the second
> move
> > but it had to convert the file into a plain Add to do so.
> >
> > Is there a version of SVN where this worked?
>
> I just added a regression test on this interesting case in Subversion trunk
> (r93807) to make sure we get this fixed with the WC-NG work.
>
> I have no idea how hard it would be to fix this case for 1.6, but I would
> certainly see this as a showstopper for the WC-NG store that was designed to
> make recording operations like these much easier.
>
> Bert
>

Hello,

I was not aware that the possibility to do this came with a compromise, but I'm glad that you will pick this up to get it fixed.

Regards,
Piet-Hein

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