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Re: Is "relocate --force" available in TortoiseSVN?

From: Martin Bischoff <tinu44_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:01:21 +0200

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 15:36, Simon Large
<simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/4 Martin Bischoff <tinu44_at_gmail.com>:
>> I have merged some existing repositories into a new repository (using
>> svnadmin dump/load) and am now trying to relocate the working copies
>> to the new repository.
>> This results in an error, because the UUID of the new repository does
>> not match with the working copy.
>> I read that the command line client supports a "--force" option to
>> allow relocating the working copy in such cases.
> I'm not sure that would work in your case because it is not the same
> repository with a different UUID but a completely different
> repository. OK, it contains the same history as your old repository,
> but the merging means that all the revision numbers will be different.
> There would be no way for subversion to update your existing working
> copy because although the WC thinks it is on r123 that doesn't
> correspond to what the repository knows as r123. Fresh checkout is the
> only way to go.

That makes sense. I just tried it with the SVN command line binaries
and indeed it doesn't work. So we'll have to checkout again.

- Martin


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