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Re: Problem with Vendor branch upgrading

From: Kyohere Luke <pr0f3t_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-04 13:27:20 CEST

great, thanks, that worked!

On 8/4/06, Peter McNab <mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> Kyohere Luke wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm having a few problems with vendor branch upgrading on windows.
> >
> > I've read the vendor branches documentation, and was able to
> > successfully create an initial vendor drop. Now, however, I'm trying
> > to upgrade to the latest vendor version.
> >
> > As per the instructions in the manual, I've checked out the
> > /vendor/tool/current directory and the problem is when I try to copy
> > the contents of the tool directory over it, it doesn't delete those
> > files which should no-longer exist. i.e those files which were removed
> > from the latest version. So a tortoiseSVN>Check for modifications will
> > show some modified files and some unversioned files, but no deleted
> > files. I have to go into the directories manually and find out which
> > files need to be deleted, which is tedious to say the least.
> >
> > I understand that a similar operation on unix/linux would have gotten
> > rid of the unwanted files, while windows would just overwrite the
> > files that exist and add the new files. Is there a standard way of
> > upgrading vendor branches on windows? And is there a standard way of
> > doing it with TSVN, which addresses this issue?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Luke
> I found the most reliable way has been to use Beyond Compare (BC2) to
> compare the current WC and a nonversioned folder containing the new
> vendor code.
> BC2 is set to ignore the .svn folders.
> After doing a full binary comparison BC2 is used to delete files/folders
> from the WC that don't exist in the new fileset.
> You should then be able to drop the new vendor code into the WC and
> making sure the added files are "svn Added" then do your commit.
> There will be variations available to you on the above process to suite
> the occasion.
> And BC2 is a really good tool to have and use.
> Just my 2c worth.
> Peter
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-- Luke Kyohere
Received on Fri Aug 4 13:27:30 2006

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