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Re: Problem with multiple users moving and updating files

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-05-25 16:48:23 CEST

On May 25, 2006, at 15:44, Jim Sheldon wrote:

> 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
> searches.

Yes, Subversion should be smart enough to handle this. Yes, it's
known and being worked on. Looks like it's being considered for
Subversion 1.5:


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