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Re: What does "Cannot replace a directory from within" mean?

From: Daniel Serodio <daniel.listas_at_xxx.com.br>
Date: 2006-01-16 18:24:51 CET

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2006, at 17:16, Daniel Serodio wrote:
>> I had "projectA" checked out, and renamed it (on the repository)
>> remotely. Then I relocated my working copy to this new location.
> That's not what "relocate" is for. "Relocate" is to be used when you
> have changed the access method to the repository (from http to https,
> for example), or changed the hostname, or in some other way changed
> the URL by which the repository is accessed, but when you still want
> to look at the same part of the repository.
> What you should have done was a "switch" (without the --relocate
> parameter) because in your case it's not that you're at the same place
> in the repository and that the repository has moved; rather, the
> repository is in the same place, but you're now looking at a different
> part of it. That's what "switch" is for.
Oh, now I get it. I'd used "relocate" before, but our repository had
actually been moved. Thanks for the clarification.

Daniel Serodio

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