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Re: Bug report: Path [...] already exists

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:18:35 +0000

On 8 March 2010 12:21, Mo Braga <Mo.Braga_at_lbi.com> wrote:
> I am using TortoiseSVN 1.6.7, Build 18415.
>
> I tagged a version of my files (tags/0064) and now I needed to edit the
> working copy of one of the files and copy it to that tag. I opened
> repo-browser, right-clicked on the file in trunk, selected “Copy to...” and
> edited the path that comes up by default, changing “.../trunk/...” to
> “.../tags/0064/...”. When I hit OK, enter the log message and then hit OK
> again, I get the error message:
>
> TortoiseSVN
> Path ‘tags/0064/.../[myfilename]’ already exists.
> [OK]
>
> Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

You say you are editing the file in your working copy, so it sounds
like the file is already versioned. You cannot copy a versioned file
over the top of an existing versioned file in ther repository, hence
your error.

You need to check out a working copy of your tag (or simply switch
your trunk working copy), edit the file and commit.

I won't ask why you are making changes to a tag. That is a somewhat
unconventional use of tags, which are normally used to record a
snapshot, but you are free to use them any way which suits you.

Simon

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