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Re: TortoiseSVN hoses subeclipse

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-09 18:45:15 CET

On 11/9/06, eclipse@purpleblade.net <eclipse@purpleblade.net> wrote:
> I installed the latest version of TortoiseSVN and it hosed my
> subclipse so that I can not now use subclipse. Any ideas as to what
> happened from the development group would be appreciated.

I don't think TSVN and subclipse clobbered each others' actual code -
TSVN is a Windows shell extension, subclipse is a Java plugin for
Eclipse - they're very separate.

> I was advised to download and install TortiseSVN. There were some
> significant problems
> with TortoiseSVN. I did an update and for some reason it 'Added'
> files under my build
> directory to the repository. At any rate I believe I do not
> understand what SVN defines
> as an update but that is another issue.

An update never commits anything into the database. Can you describe
the exact steps that happened?

> At any rate now when I use subclipse it tells me that my SVN client is
> out of date and
> that I need to get a later one.

If you're sharing a working copy, this makes sense. The current
release of TSVN is a Subversion 1.4 client, which uses a new working
copy format. Older clients can't read this format, and presumably your
installation of subclipse is still a 1.3 or older client. Check for a
subclipse update.

> Apparently TortoiseSVN overwrote some library that subclipse was
> using. Why I can not
> have two separate or different version of SVN on my machine is puzzeling.

As stated above, the 2 do not actually share any code when running
(they may use the same libraries, but they're ultimately separate).
Your issue is not with TSVN and subclipse being mutually exclusive on
your system - the issue is that your SVN 1.3-based subclipse cannot
read your SVN 1.4-based TSVN's working copies.

> I would like to get subclipse going again under eclipse. Any ideas
> would be super
> appreciated.

As long as you don't use TSVN on your subclipse working copy, they can
coexist on the same computer. Once sublicpse is updated to understand
the SVN 1.4 working copy format, you can resume sharing.

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