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Merge a <file move backwards> does not fully work when a file is <in the way>

From: Greg D. Chernis <Greg.Chernis_at_iongeo.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 19:39:31 -0500

To Whom It May Concern:

Please review the following. Some may consider it "by design." I feel
this behavior is a bug.

To reproduce:
1) Move a file apples.cpp from subdirectory X\A\B to its parent
directory X\A, all in the local working copy X, and commit the change.
Notice two SVN operations taking place when moving.
2) Create a local file with the same name apples.cpp in the subdirectory
X\A\B.
2) Use tSVN merge option to merge out the change in step 1.
3) Observe the merge skipping addition of the file X\A\B\ apples.cpp; it
only deletes X\A\apples.cpp. I would expect an "In the way" message,
since re-adding the file is part of the undo process.
4) When trying to commit the working copy, only one action - deletion of
the file X\A\apples.cpp - is taking place. We have effectively lost the
file apples.cpp on the server when rolling back the move operation with
Tortoise SVN operation of merging backwards.

Seen in tSVN 1.4.8.

Sincerely,
Gregory Chernis <mailto:GChernis_at_iongeo.com>
ION FireFly Central System Software
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