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Re: Problem with File Creation

From: Sven Brueggemann <SBrueggemann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-03-07 16:18:29 CET

I wrote:
> Brian Russell wrote:
>> I am not sure if this is a SVN or a tortoise issue, but since I am only
>> using Tortoise for the client, I think it appropriate to post here.
>> Create a new file /a/b/c/d.txt on client 1.
>> Commit changes on client 1.
>> Create a new file /a/b/c/d.txt on client 2. (same name as other client,
>> but different file contents.)
>> Before committing client 2, I perform an "SVN update" on path /a/b/c. I
>> would expect to get a conflicting file d.txt, which would need merged
>> and resolved.
>> Instead I get the error
>> "Error: Failed to add file 'e:\svn\a\b\c\d.txt': object of the same name
>> already exists"
> Did you add the file to version control on client 2? If not, this is
> expected behaviour since subversion never touches files that are not under
> version control. Imagine: The file could be binary and be totally screwed
> up by adding conflict markers - and for unversioned files there is no
> pristine copy to revert to.

Sorry - I was wrong here. It won't work even if the file on client 2
is under version control. Subversion wants to apply the "add" operation to
your WC and it fails, because the file is already there.

Nevertheless I think this is so by design. In most cases, a conflict
wouldn't make more sense that an error, would it?

Kind regards


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Received on Tue Mar 7 16:19:40 2006

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