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Re: [Subclipse-users] A General Subversion Question

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-21 02:39:24 CEST

On 9/20/07, Zack Grossbart <zgrossbart@novell.com> wrote:

> I have run into a Subversion issue that is causing me some trouble. I have
> a simple test case. I have a working copy that looks like this:
> test.txt
> mydir
> I check out two different copies of these files. I then make a change to
> the test.txt file in my first working copy (I added the line "this is my
> change") and check it in. I then issue a move command in the second working
> copy that looks like this:
> svn mv test.txt mydir
> I then update my second working copy and I get the version of test.txt in
> the old location as an unversioned file. I then check in my second working
> copy and I get the following output:
> Adding mydir\test.txt
> Deleting test.txt
> The problem is that I didn't get the latest version of the test.txt file.
> Just an unversioned copy of the test.txt file in the location before the
> move. When I update my first working copy the test.txt file is moved, but
> it lost the change made to the file. The revision of the file with the
> "this is my change" line is gone. I never deleted it, but it disappeared on
> its own. The only way I can get it back is to update the directory it used
> to be at to a revision when it used to be there.
> Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Is there any way I can prevent
> this? Should I be sending this to a general Subversion instead of a
> Subclipse list?

That is how Subversion works in this situation. See this blog post for more:


Mark Phippard
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