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Re: 1.7.9 added file does not give tree conflict when updating another wc?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 08:12:17 +0200

On 07.05.2013 19:04, Aric Czarnowski wrote:
> There is a difference between TortoiseSVN 1.7.9 and a SVN 1.7.9
> command line client during update. I found
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=3002111
> which indicates it is expected behavior, but a mismatch seems odd so
> I'd like to confirm.
> We have a code generation tool which generates stub code files if
> they are missing. When overrides are needed the developer adds the
> file to SVN, enhances the code, and commits. Now the file exists
> from the repository and will not be overwritten by the code
> generator.
> But when other developers update they need to get the repository's
> version. The auto generated stub sitting on their machine is
> unversioned and sparse.
> When we update a working copy with the unversioned stub file using a
> command line client we get a tree conflict. Now we know, and can
> ensure the repository version is retained.
> When we update a working copy with the unversioned stub file using
> TortoiseSVN we get a "Versioned" value in the Action column, the file
> is marked modified, but the wc's sparse contents remain. No conflict
> is set.
> We prefer the command line client behavior of a tree conflict. Does
> TortoiseSVN explicitly diverge from the cmd client in this case?

TortoiseSVN uses the 'allow unversioned obstruction' flag of the
update/checkout command by default. That's the same as if you pass the
'--force' flag on the command line.

You can disable this if you really need to:
set the value to 'false'


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