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Re: Copy/Move issues

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-13 16:02:53 CEST

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 04:31, alwin.vandriel@ps.ge.com wrote:
> We just started using subversion and can say that it works fantastic, we use
> the Tortoise client in combination with Apache.
> Currently we have multiple repositories set up and we encounter a few
> problems:
>
> 1. We want to use the Vendor drop mechanism, what basically means that we
> want to branch a tag from one repository into the trunk of another
> repository. When trying to do this, it fails with unclear errors. Searching
> the net found issue 1313 which describes the fact that subversion cannot do
> an inter repository branch. Question is though, can you point out when this
> will be in the subversion product or what can we do to resolve the problems
> ourselves?

Repositories cannot share information or history. I don't think there
are any plans to do this -- not that I'm aware of. You can certainly
always export trees from one repository, re-import it to another. But
it will be no different than just importing a vendor tarball. The
repositories will not refer to one another.

>
> 2. We also want to move sources from one repository to another repository
> using the move command. When performing this action the target repository
> gets corrupted and can only be repaired by the Recover command. First this
> seems like a bug but secondly is this move action supported anyway?

No, you cannot copy or move data between repositories. And if you want
specific answers, you'l have to show us what you mean by "the target
repository gets corrupted". If you try to run 'svn mv/cp URL1 URL2' and
the two URLs represent different repositories, you should get a simple
error. There's nothing that should cause BerkeleyDB to wedge. Show us
details.

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