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Re: Newbie needs help with rolling back to older revision, then commiting that revision

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:06:09 -0400

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 3:54 PM, croceldon <croceldon_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Stefan,
> Please understand that it's not my intent to be rude; I know you guys
> are trying to help and I really appreciate that. However, I'll ask
> that you read the very first line of my very first post again. I am
> so new at svn and Tortoise that I'm having trouble following the help
> you're giving me. Again, not your fault, no intention of being rude
> here. It's just that I'm so new, all the terms are unfamiliar, etc.
> I realize that you're the project owner for TortoiseSVN, and you
> understand this upside down and backwards, but I've only been trying
> SVN for a few weeks.

And that's why we're advising that you read the documentation
provided. You have been provided with excellent help already, you have
just not bothered to read it - or to read it carefully enough to truly
internalize & understand it.

If you haven't read the TSVN and/or SVN manuals yet, stop everything
and do not continue until you have read them. They are some of the
best documentation that exists for open source projects I've seen.

Once you've read the manuals, the terminology will make sense. Do not
expect to be spoon-fed - we can't spend all day explaining the basic
concepts when they're already well-documented. "I'm new" is not an
excuse for not reading well-written documentation & mailing list

> I do have a question related to one of your bulleted points above:
> First bullet: "do not update to that revision!" - How can I avoid
> updating to the latest revision (which I'm trying to revert) if my WC
> is already at that revision? Again, I'm
> sure this is just terminology, but I'm confused.

"That revision" refers to the revision which you want to roll back to.
To back out changes made to the repository, you need to start with a
WC which has been updated to HEAD.

> Last bullet "commit" - It wouldn't let me! When I reverted changes
> from versions 6 & 7, and then tried to commit, it said there were no
> changes to commit!

I think this is rooted in the fact that you started from the wrong
revision in your WC.

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