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svn export question

From: Henderson, Michael D <michael.d.henderson_at_lmco.com>
Date: 2004-04-20 20:37:10 CEST

I'm trying to figure out how our O&M people will pull scripts out of the repository to set up the production environment. I'm thinking that I don't want them to do a svn checkout, mostly because I don't want them thinking that it's okay to update scripts there. svn export looks promising, but I receive a warning that worries me.

svn export svn://zinc .
subversion/clients/cmdline/export-cmd.c:77: (apr_err=155000)
svn: Destination directory exists; Please remove the directory or use --force to ovewrite.
subversion/libsvn_client/export.c:287: (apr_err=155000)
svn: '' already exists

Using svn export svn://zinc . --force works, and does what I'd expect it to, so I will document the --force option on our upgrade process.

The worry is the first part of the message, "Destination directory exists; Please remove the directory." I can see our admins doing an "rm -rf ." puzzling over the error and doing a "cd .. && rm -rf *" to fix it.

So, my question is, is there another way to run the svn export command that will produce the same results but avoid that error message? Or, is there a "better" way of using svn to achieve the same results?


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Received on Tue Apr 20 20:39:01 2004

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