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Re: SVN reports that all targets are not part of same working copy when there is an svn:external that points within the repository

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:24:06 -0400

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:

>> there is an svn:external that points within the repository
>> I originally reported this issue with TortoiseSVN [1], but we narrowed it
>> down to an issue in Subversion 1.7dev.
>> If I am committing a working copy with modifications to dir1 and dir2,
> dir2
>> being an svn:externals directory that points to a location *within* the
>> repository, I get an error that I didn't see with SVN 1.6:
> Subversion 1.5/1.6 didn't do proper lock checking when committing, which
> allowed you to commit nested working copies when a few preconditions where
> true. (I reported this issue with some examples on how this could corrupt
> your working copy beyond repair when we were working on Subversion 1.6).
> The new working copy library isn't as sloppy as the old working copy library
> (aka WC-)1.0 and correctly detects that the files are not in one working
> copy and aren't locked.

I do not understand this answer. You seem to be saying that you
consider the current behavior a bug that has been fixed? I know in
Subclipse we rely on the current behavior and if it has changed then
it is going to be a problem. Specifically, I am referring to a WC
where you have externals that come from the same repository. In
Subclipse, we are able to commit all these changes in a single atomic
commit and that is what users want. If we cannot do this any more we
are going to get lots of complaints.

> Which leaves issue #2381:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2381 "Cannot commit
> multiple WC paths which lack a common parent directory"
> (And issue #2563, which has been marked as a duplicate of this issue)
> A feature/enhancement request which asks to make subversion capable of
> committing to multiple working copies at once.

This is another must-have for Subclipse. We currently have a hack in
place that we use to make this work. If the hack does not work with
1.7 ( have not tried it ) then we will get a ton of complaints about

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-04-13 15:24:38 CEST

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