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[TSVN] How to Populate Branch from Trunk

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2005-01-01 15:53:42 CET

In TortoiseSVN on Win32 I have encountered a difficulty whenever I
attempt to populate a new Branch from a working Trunk.
I am used to CVS and need some guidance beyond what the documents impart
to me.

I have multiple projects, each in separate repositories on a remote server.
I wish to create a branch for one project
It's repository contains two folders, Trunk and Branch.
Trunk contains working files and is up-to-date.
Branch is empty, save for the .svn hidden folder and is also up-to-date.

On the local machine, I browse to the project and select Trunk then
right click to open TortoiseSVN menu.
Click to bring up the dialog Branck/Tag box.
It shows the source URL as ""
The To URL also shows "".
That URL cannot be changed.
I modify the To URL to read "",
enter descriptive text and Click OK

A progress box titled "SVN Copy.. Finished".
The message says "adding C:/Delphi/BuyChecker/Trunk"
"Completed at revision 8"
An inset notification says to the effect "The working copy is on the
Trunk and to use the switch command etc etc."".
(Which I ignore at this point because as an ex CVS user I have no idea
what it means, despite reading the Docs)

At this stage, the Branch still looks empty.
RightClick on the Branch folder then click SVN Update and files stream in.

However they end up in a folder called Trunk in the Branch Folder, not
directly in the Branch folder as I would expect.
C:/Delphi/BuyChecker/Branch/Trunk/..all here. not
C:/Delphi/BuyChecker/Branch/.. as I desired.

Am I doing something wrong or is this just how it is?

Peter McNab

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Received on Sat Jan 1 15:54:37 2005

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