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Re: I created a branch with the same name as an existing branch !

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-09-08 12:49:30 CEST

On Sep 7, 2005, at 15:38, Jérôme Conus wrote:

> I used TortoiseSVN for Windows to create the branch. Here is what I
> did :
> - From my local copy of the trunk, I invoked the 'branch/tag' menu
> of Tortoise.
> - In the dialog box, I have to give the name of the branch to
> create. Instead of giving a new name, I gave a name of an already
> existing branch. The revision number was set to 'HEAD'. The from
> path was :
> https://server/svn/foo/trunk
> and the branch name was :
> https://server/svn/foo/branches/my_new_branch
> - I then clicked on 'OK' to create the branch and Tortoise reported
> that the branch was correctly created.
> ...then I realised that I made a mistake !

As I said, Subversion has no concept of branches. To Subversion,
they're just directories. It's up to you, the user, to assign meaning
to them.

I don't use TortoiseSVN, but from what you say it sounds like it's
also attempting to have some idea about branches. The fact that it
lets you make this mistake, while using its branch creation command,
sounds like a bug, and you might want to search for it in their bug
database or raise the issue on their mailing list.

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Received on Thu Sep 8 12:51:26 2005

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