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Re: Bug when checking whether branch is up to date?!

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:43:58 +0200

LeChuck wrote:
> Hi,
>
> we have a trunk and several branches (each branch represents a new
> version of our software). We have one computer where we built these
> versions, so the last few branches are checked out on this computer.
> The workflow to reproduces the problem goes like this:
> 1. some developer needs to fix a bug in an existing version. So he
> does the coding, commits his changes in the trunk.
> 2. Then he goes to our "build server" (the one computer where we build
> versions) and merges his changes into the target branch working copy.
> 3. Afterwards he commits this changes into the branch.
> But this last step (committing the changes into the branch) often
> fails with a message that he first needs to update the working copy
> because it is out of date.
> But updating the working copy seems to do nothing (no new files, no
> updates,...) but afterwards the commit succeeds.
>
> Right now it seems that the revision of the checked out working copy
> (=branch) is compared to the revision of the whole repository (and NOT
> the revision of this specified branch in the repository as one would
> expect).
> I'm pretty sure about this because I looked up the revision number of
> the working copy (context menu, settings, subversion tab) when the
> error message shows. After an update (which seems to do nothing) the
> revision number is the same as the one of the complete repository.
>
> This can't be right because as soon as anyone commits something in ANY
> branch now we need to update the working copy before we can commit any
> changes on this computer.

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#wc-out-of-date

Stefan

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Received on 2008-08-01 20:44:16 CEST

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