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wacky/disturbing error message

From: Perry E. Metzger <perry_at_piermont.com>
Date: 2004-04-12 18:45:13 CEST

One of my users complained about an odd error message when attempting
to set up a branch. I tried it myself, and sure enough:

perry_at_hackworth$ svn cp svn+ssh://svn/svn/trunk/svn-tools svn+ssh://svn/svn/branches/perry/test/svn-tools
svn: Out of date: 'branches/perry' in transaction '1o'
svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
svn: 'svn-commit.3.tmp'

Now, what seems to be going on here is that branches/perry/test
doesn't exist and it is unhappy about that. Fair enough (although I
would have thought that it would have created the path in the way
import does). However, at the very least, the error message is
extremely confusing to a naive user -- it should not be saying "out of
date blah in transaction foo", it should say that the directory does
not exist.


Perry E. Metzger		perry@piermont.com
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