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Re: why is svn so useless at merge.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-02 19:29:45 CET

faxmodem@free.fr writes:
> On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 08:40:29AM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > Here's the deal: anytime you see a vague "not locked" error coming
> > from the client, it means you've run into a actual bug in the
> > working-copy code. That message should never be displayed, ever. So
> wow - is that a fact?
> I've had that msg many times when messing with svn:ignore properties and
> deletions during same session.
> Next time I get it I'll tell.
> In that case it'd be an axcellent idea (thanks myself ;)) to replace "not
> locked" with "you've run into a actual bug in the working-copy code. please
> send a bugreport to bla bla bla ..."

Good idea. I've done a terse version of this in r13237. It might be
better to include more detailed bug reporting instructions, but the
longer an error gets, the more people tune out, so I'm not sure...

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