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Re: Feature suggestion: relocation-helper

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <ulrich.eckhardt_at_dominolaser.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:34:05 +0200

On Tuesday 16 August 2011, Rafael M. Heise wrote:
> Actually, I moved my repository from a server to another years ago,
> and as I said, I always have only a few working copies. So, for me,
> relocate all of them is not a real problem.

*sigh* This is not about "real problems" but about inconveniences that could
be avoided. It would be titled "bug report" instead of "feature suggestion"

> To relocate all of them I just open the relocate dialog, and as you
> know, this dialog have only one edit box to enter the new repository
> URL.

Sorry, but that is wrong, or at least expressed badly. You do not enter the
repository [root] URL there. Quoting myself:

| Note also that there is a distinction between WC URL (the URL associated
| with a WC), repository [root] URL and the path inside the repository. The WC
| URL consists of the repository URL and the path inside the repository.

What you can edit in the TSVN relocate dialog instead is the whole WC URL.

Now, RTFM says about the --relocate commandline option:

 | This is used when repository's root URL changes [...] but
 | your working copy still reflects the same directory within
 | the same repository.

Changing both the repository root and the path inside the repository is not a
documented mode of operation, so it is not supported. TSVN presents this as an
option to the user and that is actually a bug.

Restricting the dialog to just repository root URL changes would fix this bug
and make the history useful.


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