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Re: Moving stuff from one place to another...

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:28:24 +0100

2008/6/26 Yimin Rong <yiminrong_at_yahoo.ca>:
> Before:
> svn://serverx/client/projects/main/subproject1 -- existing project I
> want to move
> svn://serverx/client/projects/main/subproject2 -- existing project I
> want to move
> Turns out subproject1 and subproject2 apply to all clients. Would like
> to move them to an applications place:
> svn://serverx/applications/main/project1 -- existing project I don't
> want to lose
> After:
> svn://serverx/client/projects/ -- subproject1 and subproject2 are
> gone!
> svn://serverx/applications/main/project1
> svn://serverx/applications/main/subproject1 -- here it is!
> svn://serverx/applications/main/subproject2 -- and here too!

Um, isn't that exactly what you said you wanted? 'Move' implies
removing from location X and reappearing at location Y.

> I'd like to retain the complete revision histories of subproject1 and
> subproject2.

And did it not retain that history? You haven't told us how you moved
them, so how can we tell what the result is?

> What is this action called? Am I moving repositories, moving
> histories, moving projects? I thought I was moving repositories, but
> someone at work said that's not what I want to do.

Again, you haven't told us your repository structure, so how can we
possibly know that without a crystal ball?

> Do I use svnadmin? It says it should have been installed with
> TortoiseSVN but I'm not seeing it.

Wherever did you read that? svnadmin is not part of TortoiseSVN.

> I tried to search for a place to
> download it but I'm getting all kinds of stuff about compiling Python
> and whatever.

Look on the subversion website (subversion.tigris.org), try the download page.

> Way over my head! I have a feeling I could do a lot of
> damage with this. I already have to do everything twice in TortoiseSVN
> because I think I need something but end up doing something else.
> There's one warning about relocating or switching or something, it
> tells me, you really want to do the other thing!
> I just want to reorganize some projects. Why is this so difficult? It
> would seem to be an elementary operation. I don't think I'm inventing
> this.

It's not difficult, but you need to understand the basics of version
control. Reading the manuals is always a good start.

> Thanks for reading.


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