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Re: why is svn so useless at merge.

From: Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser_at_chello.cz>
Date: 2005-03-03 21:04:56 CET

# sussman@collab.net / 2005-03-02 08:40:29 -0600:
> On Mar 2, 2005, at 8:13 AM, Robin Becker wrote:
> >
> >My svn repository is fine. I have only used svn to update it (how
> >else) and now svn says it cannot perform a merge because svn has
> >locked a local repository folder when trying to apply changes from one
> >branch to another.
> 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
> rather than complain that 'merge isn't being friendly', why don't you
> help us figure out the bug. If we can't reproduce it, we can't fix it.

    Can this be mentioned in the error message? Like:

    "This is a sign of a bug, please report with a transcript (and
    a repository if needed) that reproduces the issue."

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