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Re: Non-modified item listed as modified - remote revision issue?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:40:31 +0100

On 20.11.2014 17:11, Ben Fritz wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> On 18.11.2014 14:32, weie wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a project repo in which I include part of a "core" repo as an external item. In this particular case I am including a branch of the core repo, specifically dedicated to the project.
> >
> > The project is uses explicit revisions of the external (operative rev).
> >
> > Now, I have made and committed a change in the branch of the core repo, then updated the project repo externals definition to the corresponding operative revision.
> >
> > Everything looks fine and dandy, and all files are of the correct revisions. Project working copy (and its externals) are all updated.
> >
> > This is my issue: if I on the root of the project working copy do a "check for modifications / check repository" it lists the newly committed core project changes as modifications. If I diff, there are no modifications, and there is nothing to commit.
> >
> > The only discernible difference I can see is that the "remote revision" of the recently committed external item is older than the "revision". Clean-up of the working copy does not help the issue.
> >
> > If I at this point checkout a pristine working copy the issue goes away - no modifications are listed.
> >
> > Since all the files are actually correct this is not a critical issue, but a bit of an annoyance as the "check for mods"-window gets cluttered with a bunch of items which aren't changed.
> >
> > Any suggestions on how to resolve it would be appreciated (or hint on if I'm doing anything wrong) - I'm not too keen on having to pull out pristine w-c:s all the time.
>
> That's a known problem, but not something that will be fixed (I think):
> I've reported this before on the svn mailing list, but the devs there
> think that this is the correct behavior for an 'svn st -u -v', which is
> what the "check repository" button does in the the
> check-for-modifications dialog.
>
>
>
> Is there a workaround? "svn update" perhaps?
>

Not that I know of, no. The only way to avoid this is to not use pegged
externals but have the externals point to HEAD.

Stefan

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