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Re: Broken behavior?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-17 19:14:01 CEST

Dewey M. Sasser wrote:
> Long time CVS user/short time svn user.
>
> One of my historical assertions about SCM systems it that it should
> support an "always valid" working model, meaning that it should be
> possible to maintain the repository in an always valid state.
>
> In subversion (1.0.5 on cygwin and 1.0.6 on Gentoo Linux) it is not
> possible to "rename" something properly if the target is under svn
> control.
>
> In other words, if I have two items A and B, both under svn control
> and I would like to get rid of B and rename A to B, I assert that I
> should:
>
> 1) svn rm B
> 2) svn cp A B
>
> This preserves change history and the semantics of my actions. Svn
> reports an error when I attempt this.
>
> Attached is a script to illustrate this problem.
>
> Should I write this up in the issue tracker as a feature request?

No.

Because it's already there.

Issue 1516

Max.

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