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Re: Using TortoiseSVN with Eclipse workspace breaks it

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:52:41 +1000

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Schneider, Bjoern /tesa scribos GmbH HDB <
Bjoern.Schneider_at_tesa.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> > Subversion doesn't touch any metadata except the .svn directory. You
> > may need to get back to Netburner on this one to see what they
> > recommend. Or ask on the eclipse users list.
> With 'metadata' I refered to the directory with the same name in which
> Eclipse stores it workspace settings, etc.
> I think I boiled the problem down: Eclipse arbitrary deletes and creates
> files in this directory. So--in Subversion's view--some files went missing
> and others popped up (without being under svn's control). As these files are
> needed by Eclipse, you must add these everytime you commit, otherwise a
> checkout of it simply breaks.
> This idiocy prevents any simple approach to that problem--and you must rely
> on tools/plugin like Subclipse, which take care to mark obsolete files
> deleted and add the new ones. I'd really like to know what the Eclipse
> developers see as advantage of this approach... :-/
> Anyway, as this is definitely not a TSVN problem (rather a
> Subversion-Eclipse-interaction one), I'd think we'd schould close this
> thread :) If someone knows of a magic Subversion property which is
> assignable to a directory and says something like "always commit this and it
> contents as-is": I'd be happy to hear of it ;)
It sounds as though you have the entire workspace stored in the SVN
repository (ie .metadata and projects) - is this correct?

Normally, the .metadata would not be under SVNs control, and there SVN
shouldn't care about this. Each project is then checked-out, and is treated
independently in Eclipse.

For example:

    \project1 (checked out from svn://server_name/repo_1/trunk
    \project2 (checked out from
    \project3 (local project, not managed by SVN)

Either way, when you commit, if you select the check-box next to both the
'missing' files and the 'unversioned' files, then these files will be
deleted from and added to SVN respectively.

Daniel B.


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