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SV: Can't move directories (long)

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: 2006-07-03 09:27:30 CEST

> Hi,
> maybe I'm dense or something (or overlooked an option),
> so I'm happy if told so
> ;-)
>
> I'm doing some directory restructuring, and moving
> directory entire hierarchies around.
<Lots and lots of text removed...>

Hi Jo!

I didn't read your entire post, so I'm sorry if I'm jumping to
conclusions here...

First of all I think that you would be better off taking the time to
read the (IMHO quite excellent) SVN (and TSVN) manual instead of writing
a lengthy description of how you managed to not follow the instructions
given in those. No offence.

Links to manuals:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.2/index.html
http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/index.htm
l

Generally, if something does not work the way you assume they do, for
example if you can't commit a change because of an error message, do not
try to "fix" it by random interaction with the GUI (for example
"splitting transactions" as you put it, which generally should be
avoided). Instead consult the documentation and try to figure out WHY it
didn't work out as you imagined. I think you will find this approach
rewarding in the long run.

Further, it is well known that the error messages from SVN are sometimes
bad and sometimes really bad. But it's not really something that TSVN
should handle; it should be fixed in SVN. There's already an issue in
the SVN bugtracker for this so I assume that it's being worked on. You
might want to contribute to that effort?

Lastly, if you do manage to fudge things up in your WC, it might be wise
to start over with a freshly checked out WC to sort things up. You
should also familiarize yourself with the repository browser (or similar
tool) as a viewer to check the current state of the repository. And
remember, you can _always_ go back to any earlier revision in the
repository in case you screw up real good. After all, that's what
versioning is all about!*

Best of luck to you!

Hans-Emil

PS. Postlastly, maybe I should have spent the time improving TSVN
instead of answering this email? :-I DS.

* Well, it's not really what it's all about, but close enough. ;-)

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