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Re: duplicate/copy working copies?

From: Sindbad the Seafarer <sindbad.the.seafarer_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-08-05 09:28:21 CEST

Concerning Re: duplicate/copy working copies?
kfogel@collab.net wrote on 4 Aug 2003, 10:25, at least in part:

> "Sindbad the Seafarer" <sindbad.the.seafarer@gmx.net> writes:
> > Still testing SVN on one machine - thanks again, Lübbe, for having
> > me not giving up last week! - I accidentally synchronized my working
> > copy with a yet unversioned copy of the same website project on
> > another machine. Basically the .SVN folders have been added to that
> > yet unversioned copy of the web project.
> >
> > As this has happened:
> >
> > Can I just let it as it is now and use that copy as another working
> > copy just as if I had checked it out? Or is there potential that
> > things get screwed up in the repository? Depends on how wc are
> > related to the repository and if this relation is "hard-coded" into
> > the admin files inside .SVN folders I think.
> >
> > On both machines the local path to the wc is identical
> > (D:\Internet).
>
> If the files are *exactly* the same, and the .svn folders got moved to
> the precisely corresponding locations, then your new tree should
> behave just as a checked out working copy.
>
> If there is any risk that these are not exactly the same, then you
> could end up with some pretty weird commits :-).

Well, that's what synchronizing does! However, as you mention
commits it might be wiser to restore the unversioned folders and
start with a regular checkout when switching from testing to
production on that machine, too. For any pending add, delete or
modified not committed before that synchronizing might indeed
cause trouble in paradise. Or repository.

Jan Hendrik

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