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RE: [TSVN] Cannot replace a directory from within

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2005-10-11 16:23:35 CEST

Hi Ken,

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        From: kblists@wintec.co.uk [mailto:kblists@wintec.co.uk]
        Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 4:04 PM
        To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
        Subject: [TSVN] Cannot replace a directory from within
        We recently reorganised some old projects, to move to the /HEAD
/tags type layout. To do this we used the repository browser to move the
project under a new folder call HEAD and then relocated the copy on the
client. This appears to have worked, can files can be checked in and
        However, if I run an Update at the root directory of the project
then I get the error:
            Cannot replace a directory from within.
        If I try a cleanup, it says Cleanup Has Finished.

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You have a broken working copy, because after the relocate the URLs point to
the wrong place. I wonder why commits worked at all...

After reorganizing your project, a local update instead of a relocate would
have been the better choice. Update propagates all changes in the repository
to the client. The easiest way to recover is to checkout into an empty
folder and continue from there.

One more thing: RTFM before trying something like that again. There are
several warnings about what relocate does and when it should (not) be used.

- Lübbe

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