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Behaviour of svn cp URL WC using a "foreign" Repository URL

From: Gunther Popp <Gunther.Popp_at_web.de>
Date: 2005-12-14 16:43:51 CET

Im puzzled by the behaviour of svn copy URL WC using a URL from another
Repository than the one of the WC
(client and server running version 1.2.3).

The scenario is as follows:

* I checked out a WC from Repository svn://localhost/test

* This WC now contains a directory src/java

* I try to copy source files from ANOTHER repository using svn copy:

>cd src/java
>svn copy svn://localhost/e2etrace/trunk/src/java/e2etrace
A e2etrace\timer
A e2etrace\timer\ITimer.java
Ausgecheckt, Revision 2.
svn: Quell URL 'svn://localhost/e2etrace/trunk/src/java/e2etrace' ist
aus einem fremden Projektarchiv; lasse sie als getrennte Arbeitskopie

The message in German states that URL
svn://localhost/e2etrace/trunk/src/java/e2etrace belongs to another
repository (BTW, it would be cool to have some sort of unique message
IDs in subversion to prevent misunderstandings caused by translated
status and error messages). In consequence the client decides to
checkout a new working copy in the path src/java/e2etrace of my existing
working copy. The new working copy points to the repository
svn://localhost/e2etrace and cannot be added to my test repository, of
course. This at least does not match the documentation which states:

<snip>
Copy a file in a working copy or in the repository. /SRC/ and /DST/ can
each be either a working copy (WC) path or URL:

WC -> WC Copy and schedule an item for addition (with history).
WC -> URL Immediately commit a copy of WC to URL.
-->> URL -> WC Check out URL into WC, and schedule it for addition. <<--
URL -> URL Complete server-side copy. This is usually used to branch and
tag.
</snip>

Is this the desired behaviour? Is it safe to have a working copy inside
another working copy?

Thanks,

Gunther

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