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Bug in book? (was: Re: Vendor branches)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-28 22:51:46 CET

"Gili" <junk@bbs.darktech.org> writes:
> In the 1.1 documentation on vendor branches it states that one
> should extract vendor branch 1.1 on top of 1.0
> and then run the svn status on it. Right?

Can you give us a URL for what you're reading? Probably you're
referring to something in the book at svnbook.red-bean.com, but that
is not the only Subversion vendor branch documentation around (it's
not even the only book :-) ! ).

In a private mail, EricTheElk <erictheelk@gmx.at> told me you were
referring to this:


Is that right?

If so, I don't understand the procedure there either. Specifically,
the claim that "The missing files are files that were in 1.0 but not
in 1.1, and on those paths we run svn remove" seems bogus. The files
wouldn't be marked as missing, they'd just be untouched, as you
pointed out.

The instructions there seem to have been committed in r9659, based on
material in r5111, both by cmpilato. I'm not sure how to interpret
the instructions. I've rethreaded this mail to indicate that there
might be a doc bug here. Mike?

For now, I think you (Gili) might want to use the svn_load_dirs.pl
script mentioned in that section. I haven't done much vendor branch
work with Subversion so I don't have more specific advice to offer,


> On 28 Nov 2004 13:43:43 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >"Gili" <junk@bbs.darktech.org> writes:
> >> The documentation on vendor branches suggests that when
> >> upgrading from revision 1.0 to 1.1 you should simply expand version
> >> 1.1 on top of 1.0 and any unversioned files means that the files were
> >> removed in 1.1. I don't understand how I'm supposed to see unversioned
> >> files if they were removed in 1.1. I mean, the (1.0) files are still
> >> there. I'd expect to see unchanged files. Ideally I'd like to remove
> >> all files in 1.0 *except* the svn directories, then expand 1.1 on top
> >> of it and then do a status command. Is there an easy way to do that?
> >What documentation are you looking at?
> >Are you talking about Subversion 1.0 and 1.1? I'm not sure what
> >you're reading, but I don't see any reason to unpack one tree on top
> >of the other. There's no reason to mix them.
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