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Re: keywords not updated after an update that doesn't change the file due to local changes

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:45:42 +0200

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> I have the following problem under Debian with the subversion 1.8.13-1
> Debian package, but I don't think that this is Debian specific.
> It seems that "svn update" doesn't update keywords when the local
> modifications on the concerned file are the same as in the repository.

Thank you, Vincent.

I can reproduce this in trunk_at_head and have added a regression test in r1686988.

I noticed that the keywords are correctly updated if I run "svn switch
^/FILE FILE" instead of "svn update FILE". I discussed with philipm
and stsp.This is (we suppose) because a previous, similar bug in
'switch' was fixed by making switch run a full WC crawl (after the
incoming changes have been processed) to update any keywords (URL
keywords, especially) in files that were not touched by the incoming
changes. That fix probably has the unintended side effect of masking
this present bug. I haven't checked to see if that is definitely the
reason why 'switch' works.

- Julian
Received on 2015-06-23 12:51:08 CEST

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