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Re: Renaming a Directory

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-07-24 22:39:15 CEST

Gavin Lambert wrote:
> Quoth Bala Paranj <mailto:bparanj@yahoo.com>:
>> When I rename a directory and commit, I get the error message "Out of
>> Date" error message.
>> 21:43:39:~/work/sesame > svn move timelib util
>> A util
>> D timelib/Clock.java
>> D timelib
>> 21:43:47:~/work/sesame > svn commit -m "Renamed timelib to util"
>> Deleting timelib svn: Commit failed (details follow):
>> svn: Out of date: '/sesame/trunk/timelib' in transaction '10-1'
> It means that someone else has probably fiddled with the directory since
> your last update. You should probably revert the move (which involves
> separately reverting the add and the delete it's composed of, and
> possibly also manually moving files around if you have other uncommitted
> changes), do an update of the entire parent directory (at least), and
> then try again.

I would run an svn log -r BASE:HEAD before doing the revert and see what has
changed, and then if necessary, do the revert. Many times, you just need to
update and then commit.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
Subversion training, consulting and support
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