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Re: Rolling revisions forwards and backwards, very stuck!

From: Pete Hurst <pete.hurst_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:53:09 +0100

So, I'm now using "Update to revision" to roll backwards and forwards
from a clean working copy, and this is acheiving what I need.

Still, what does the "Update item to revision" option do? And could
there be better support for un-reverting changes when using the
history dialog?

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Pete Hurst <pete.hurst_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to track down a behavioural error that has crept into our project.
> Since I'm not sure how long the error has been around, I've been
> reverting my working copy back to various revisions to find where the
> bug crept in, and hence find the cause of the problem!
> However I'm finding it really tricky to roll back my project, and then
> incrementally add revisions back on.
> So, I've used SVN->Show Log. Right-clicked on about 200 revisions
> earlier, and selected "Revert to this revision".
> Fine, the bug is now fixed. (It's a visual bug occurring only in IE6
> during Javascript so it's very hard to pin down, or even test without
> actually looking at the result).
> Here's where I'm stuck. I want to roll forward an arbitrary number of
> revisions to see where the behaviour has broken.
> I've tried selecting a revision further up and "revert to this
> revision". This appeared to attempt to revert a HEAD working copy back
> to this other revision; but my working copy is no longer HEAD so this
> produced a host of conflicts and other problems. I also tried "update
> item to revision". That didn't seem to do anything.
> So I tried a different approach: right-click my repository and select
> SVN->Update to revision. This also seemed to assume I was still on a
> HEAD copy, and also messed up my working copy.
> Additionally, I can't just "revert" my working copy to get back to
> HEAD, because this fails to delete a load of files that used to be in
> the project and were re-created during my initial revert.
> Can anybody give me a general idea of what these various menu options
> are intended to do, and how I should approach my current situation?
> Best regards,
> Pete Hurst

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