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Confusion on Directories

From: Kenneth Jacker <khj_at_be.cs.appstate.edu>
Date: 2006-06-11 22:34:10 CEST

[ subversion-1.2.0-1ubuntu1 ]

I "imported" a directory with files and sub-directories into a new
repository (some days ago). I then "checked out" four sub-directories
and their contents, did some "stuff" over the last few days, and today
again 'cd'ed to the corresponding working directory.

Take a look at the output of some Subversion commands:

     $ svn -v status
     ? Lab01
     ? Lab02
     ? Lab03
     ? Lab00
       ... ... ...
     $ svn -v list
           1 khj May 31 13:34 Lab00/
           1 khj May 31 13:34 Lab01/
           1 khj May 31 13:34 Lab02/
           6 khj Jun 08 17:21 Lab03/
       ... ... ...

     $ svn update
     svn: Failed to add directory 'Lab00': object of the same name already exists


  o According to the SVN Book, the 'status' sub-command indicates that
     a `?' in column one corresponds to an "Item not under version
     control". The output of 'status' above contains `?'s, yet 'list'
     shows that, in fact, the four directories *are* under VC. I
     don't understand.

  o Why does 'status' show "Lab00" at the *end*, but 'list' at the beginning?

  o Why am I getting the "error message" from 'update'? Why is it
     trying to re-add directory 'Lab00'?

Confused, but determined to make the change from RCS/CVS to Subversion!

Thanks for your comments ...

Prof Kenneth H Jacker       khj@cs.appstate.edu
Computer Science Dept       www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC  28608  USA        
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