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Re: new user question about import/checkout/trunk

From: Eric Smith <eric-svn_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: 2003-08-04 20:50:40 CEST

> So, our recommendation would have been for you to instead
> import like so:
> svn import tsbutils svn+ssh://svn.example.com/tsbutils/trunk

Another message explained that (though without the example command).
I deleted and recreated my repository and did that, and it works great.

If I *didn't* put my stuff one level down, and then I wanted to create
a branch by copying, would it cause a problem? In other words, if
I did this:
  svn copy svn+ssh://svn.example.com/ svn+ssh://svn.example.com/branch/foo

Even if that doesn't cause a problem, then if I later want to create a
second branch:
  svn copy svn+ssh://svn.example.com/ svn+ssh://svn.example.com/branch/bar

Won't that second branch also include a branch of the first branch
(branch/foo)? If so, it seems like it would be a *very* good idea for the
book and man page to stronly discourage imports (and checkins) at the top

Also, it would be nice if the book would explain the "-t" option to

I'd be willing to work on the proposed doc changes if you like, though
since I'm a Subversion novice I'd want someone to check my work before
committing it.


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Received on Mon Aug 4 20:51:25 2003

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