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Re: Problem with File Creation

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-08 14:20:34 CET

On 3/8/06, Jody Shumaker <jody.shumaker@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sven,
> > I do see your point about not wanting to overwrite a file in the user's
> > wc when trying to add a new file that has already been committed to the
> > repository, and I agree that it is valid that this should be an error
> > condition, and should be brought to the attention of the user.
> >
> > However, I am not sure that the state of the wc after this failure is
> > desirable. Even after removing the offending file, an update produces an
> > error of the form "File not found: transaction 'nn' etc".
> > There can be many instances of .svn/entries files that have the
> > "incomplete=true" flag, and there is the potential that only some of the
> > changes in the new revision have been applied before the error, the
> > remainder have not been applied.
> >
> > What would be the recommended recovery action if the "already exists"
> > error occurred, in order to be sure of a known state of the wc?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
> > Brian.
> >
> >
> >
>
> Personally, i think it should treat it as a conflict, and in general
> it handles it really poorly. However in reading these emails, I don't
> seem to see cleanup mentioned once. When this happens, and after
> removing the conflicting file, have you tried doing an svn cleanup?
> Usually when I get errors like you describe, part of the message says
> i should do an svn cleanup. It's quite possible it will basically do
> the manual steps you describe as far as the incomplete=true etc.
> Those are possibly flags specifically made for cleanup to handle.

Just FYI:
All this would have to change in the Subversion library and can't be
done/changed/fixed by TSVN at all. So as good as all your arguments
are, they're in the wrong place. You should discuss/suggest this on
the Subversion mailing list.

Stefan

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