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Problems in svn patch when adding a file and the parent dir is scheduled for deletion

From: Daniel Näslund <daniel_at_longitudo.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:04:26 +0200


Posting this one here so I don't forget about it.

The patch code should not change the wc when run with the --dry-run
option but it will if we're adding a file with a parent scheduled for

The patch code will add a file with a parent scheduled for deletion to
the filesystem but not fail when trying to add it to version control. It
would be better if the parent_dir and path would not be created or
atleast that 'svn patch new.diff' and 'svn patch new.diff --dry-run'
caused the same output.

Run these commands on a greek-tree wc:

echo "This is the file 'new'." >> A/C/new
$SVN add A/C/new
$SVN di > new.diff
$SVN revert A/C/new
rm A/C/new
$SVN rm A/C
LC_ALL=C $SVN patch new.diff
# Here we get a message about 'Can't add 'new' to a parent dir scheduled for deletion.
# But 'svn patch' still creates A/C/new.
# If I had used 'svn patch new.diff --dry-run' I would have gotten:
# 'A A/C/new' and the missing parent would have been deleted.

rm -r A/C
#LC_ALL=C gdb $SVN patch new.diff
# Here we get a message about 'Can't create temporary file from template A/C/svn-XXXX'
# The patch code copies the tmp file to the parent dir of the target file before renaming it.
# Another error message would probably be a good idea.

Received on 2010-07-26 13:06:00 CEST

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