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Re: Rename or delete causes chaos

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-05-11 17:35:20 CEST

Per Lindberg wrote:

>When I delete or rename a sub-directory in my local Subversioned
>project directory, (without using the TortoiseSVN commands for this)
>TortoiseSVN gets totally confused. The result is Confusion and Chaos.
>
>No matter what I do, TortoiseSVN can't figure out that a new directory
>should be included. I have tried cleanup, add, and about everything else.
>
>The *only* way seems to be to manually edit a file in the hidden .svn
>catalog. But that doesn't feel quite right...
>
>
Well, the right way to fix it is to rename the doectory back to its old
name, then use TSVN to rename it again.

>I attach an example of one of the error dialog boxes that can occur.
>(No, following the advice in it does not help.).
>
>Is this normal?
>
Of course it's normal.

> A bug? A feature? Shouldn't TortoiseSVN be able to
>figure out for itself what has changed in my subversioned directory tree
>and simply commit those changes when I ask it?
>
>
How would it do that? You've changed something behind its back.
Subversion can't just look at the working copy and guess what changes
you made. It has its own "rename" and "delete" commands in order to
track metadata correctly.

-- Brane

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