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Re: Unable to diff historical revisions if file has been deleted later

From: Dave Lawrence <dlawrence_at_ad-holdings.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:42:05 +0100

Fitzgerald, Joe wrote:
> Just came back from a week at the beach, and I am trying to catch up
> with my co-workers.
> 1) Opened up a repo browser, then did a "Show log" at the root level of
> my repository.
> 2) Noticed an interesting change between rev 8181 and 8182, so I
> higlighted both, right clicked and selected "Compare revisions".
> 3) Observed a list of changed files, double clicked one of them and was
> greeted with the error
> "File not found: revision 8194, path '/path/name/filename.cpp'"
> Well, the message itself is not a big surprise as filename.cpp was
> removed at rev 8187. What is puzzling is that we even care about the
> state of rev 8194 (the current HEAD revision) since we are diffing
> historical versions prior to the deletion.
> Running Tortoise SVN 1.5.2 Build 13595 and the server is
> CollabNetSubversion-server-1.5.0-23.win32.exe
> Should I be puzzled or have I just breathed in too much salt air over
> the last week?

See my posting from end of last week.

The workaround, in your case, is to set the repo-browser to view a rev
pre 8187, then launch show log from there.

> ------------------------------------------
> Joe Fitzgerald GSI Group Corp.
> 125 Middlesex Tpk., Bedford, MA. USA 01730
> 781 266 5707 jfitzgerald_at_gsig.com

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