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Re: case sensitive issue when checking out specific revision numbers?

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-07 18:24:31 CET

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> Stewart Bryce wrote:
>>> after some further investigation (and more by luck than judgement) i
>>> have discovered the real issue. issue may be a harsh word in this
>>> case since i don't think that what happens is too unreasonable.
>>> what i realised was that with the version checked out using the
>>> subversion command line client is that the repository name had
>>> changed.
>>> so version 80's repository path is:
>>> svn://software/sdt/SysDesTool/trunk
>>> rather than the heads repository path:
>>> svn://software/sdt/SDT/trunk
>>> whilst the command line client was able to realise this and check the
>>> project out (albeit with all the \.svn\entries files having this in
>>> url="svn://software/sdt/SysDesTool/trunk"), tortoiseSVN just wouldn't
>>> let me (giving the error message shown in the first email).
>>> sorry to point down the wrong path earlier. maybe tortoiseSVN should
>>> warn the user that the repository path had changed between the version
>>> requested and the head, but still allow the user to check it out?
>>> just my opinion.
>> Yes, it should if the commandline client does that. I guess we should
>> also be using a peg revision if the initial request fails.
> No, it shouldn't - sorry.
> Yes, the CL client uses HEAD as the peg revision, while TSVN uses the
> entered revision as the peg revision. The reason is simple:
> with HEAD as the peg revision, you can't checkout a folder which doesn't
> exist in HEAD anymore (you then have to use
> svn co URL@pegrev -rRev
> instead). But in TSVN, you can't enter a peg revision (try explaining
> that to a user, and you know why it isn't there).
> So, by using the entered rev as the peg revision, we're sure that you
> can check out *any* folder which ever existed - you just have to find
> out the URL it had in that revision first.

I said *if* the request fails. So first try using the entered revision
as pegrev, then if that fails try again with HEAD as pegrev.


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