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Re: TortoiseSVN falls out of step with repository

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:41:50 +0100

2009/8/20 Petr Fejfar <petr.fejfar_at_gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Simon
> Large<simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
>> If you are using Eclipse you should consider using Subclipse instead
>> of TortoiseSVN as it integrates better with Eclipse. From what I
>> understand Eclipse moves files and folders around and can mess up the
>> .svn metadata folder, which would indeed result in very strange things
>> happening.
> I understand, but despite of this there is IMHO still a problem with
> TortoiseSVN client. Have you tried reproduce the procedure described
> by me on your system?
> 1.a Create a new non-versioned folder within your WC out of Windows
> explores, eg. using mkdir command, FAR, Total commander, Eclipse
> etc...
> 1.b Put some non-versioned file into this new folder
> 2.a Issue Commit command
> 2.b You should see someting like this:
>      [  ]  Folder-Icon  Folder-path  ....... non-versioned
>      [  ]  File-Icon      File-path      ....... non versioned
> 2.c Select both, folder and file
>      [x]  Folder-Icon  Folder-path  ....... non-versioned
>      [x]  File-Icon      File-path      ....... non versioned
> 2.d Press OK button to commit changes
> 3.a Your TortoiseSVN should show that all files are up-to-date
> 3.b Consecutive Commit and/or Check for modifications commands
>     should report no modifications. no new folders/files,
>     no non-versioned folders/files
> 4.a Use repo browser to verify whether folder&file are in repository
> 4.b Check-out repository into new location and check, whether
>      folder and file are there
> 5.a If files there are, the my problem is little bit mysterious
>     because it is not possible to reproduce the problem
> 5.b If folder and file are missing, then there is a bug
>      - TortoiseSVN should either add non-versioned folder
>      first and then send content of files within this folder
>      or should disallow this operation at all to force user
>      use Add command each time.
>      (for non versioned files within folders being in the repository
>       this procedure works OK)

This is what most users do every day. Adding files and folders is an
absolutely standard operation and if there were a problem with it we
would be receiving emails from thousands of users, not just one.
Either your working copy or your repository is messed up. Since you
are using Eclipse I would suspect a working copy problem. What happens
if you follow your own set of steps on a PC which is not using


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