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Re: encouraging users to switch

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-11 18:18:39 CET

On Feb 11, 2005, at 8:30 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:
> The message "unable to replace a directory from within" *is* cryptic
> in the context of running an update, because the user that invoked
> 'svn update' isn't trying to move any directories.

Absolutely. What the error message should say is:

   svn: error in update: this URL no longer exists in the repository.

> I believe the root of the issue is that Subversion doesn't fully
> understand "moves", using the current "copy and delete"
> implementation, so I would figure that this error message could be
> improved when proper move support is added.

You are 100% correct. :-)

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