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Problem with multiple users moving and updating files

From: Jim Sheldon <jim.sheldon_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-25 15:44:25 CEST

Hello everyone, this is my first post to this mailing list.

I have encountered a problem at work where we user subversion for our
software projects. The problem arises when the following occurs:

1. file1.txt is moved/renamed (using subversion commands, not the
local filesystem) on system A to file2.txt.

2. System B then makes changes to file1.txt and commits them.

3. System A runs 'svn update' before commiting its changes. file1.txt
is retreived from the server with modifications from System B.

At this point users of both System A and B have to communicate to
merge their changes into file2.txt.

My question is, shouldn't subversion be smart enough to know that when
the user on System A runs 'svn update', file1.txt should not be
downloaded, the user should be warned that a modification was made to
file1.txt after it was moved file2.txt, but before the move was
committed to the repository?

I hope this makes sense. If this is a known problem, I was unable to
find anything relating to it in the manual, or in various google


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