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Re: check out on top of existing tree

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-08 23:34:00 CEST

Phil Lawrence <prlawrence@Lehigh.EDU> writes:
> > The usual workaround for this scenario is the 'in-place' import
> > technique, because it doesn't require a checkout after things are
> > committed to the repository:
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#in-place-import
> The example given there is very apt... because it demonstrates the
> exact problem I am having. If I want to import just some of my /etc,
> I can use the referenced method to do so *in place*. Very nice.
> But when I go to check out that nicely versioned bit of /etc on
> another box, I immediately run into the problem:
> svn: Failed to add ...: object of the same name already exists
> You see the problem? I want to overlay the current head on an
> existing directory.

Yup. I think Max is right, this is a missing feature. If you'd like
to file an enhancement issue on it, that would be great. Just make
sure to point to this mail thread from the issue. No promises about
when it would get implemented (a patch makes it happen faster, of
course), but at least an issue gives us a canonical place to gather
information. The description of the feature seems pretty simple and
self-contained, which is good.


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Received on Thu Jun 9 00:16:41 2005

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