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RE: First experiences: svn: This client is too old

From: Onno <onno_at_mijnstijljouwstijl.nl>
Date: 2006-09-13 20:07:51 CEST

Yes you are spot on, I used 1.4 of Tortoise, I downloaded the right version
and now it works fine with a new working copy.

A little more information on the Tortoise site could prevent users from
downloading the wrong version and experiencing these tiny hiccups I agree.

No matter, this is great software!
Thanks,
Onno

-----Original Message-----
From: rooneg@gmail.com [mailto:rooneg@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Garrett Rooney
Sent: maandag 11 september 2006 15:39
To: Onno
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: First experiences: svn: This client is too old

On 9/9/06, Onno <onno@mijnstijljouwstijl.nl> wrote:
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>
>
>
> Hi group,
>
> I'm just checking out Subversion for the first time. I bought the book and
> I'm working through it now, this looks really cool.
>
>
>
> But.
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> The book sort of sets a person to installing Subversion and then
> TurtoiseSVN. Following this path will end the fun very quickly. Turtoise
> operations from the shell will be fine but with the more advanced stuff
like
> moving, deleting files you will get stuck with the message that the client
> is too old.
>
>
>
> U:\svn\doc>svn move CHANGELOG.txt CHANGELOG
>
> svn: This client is too old to work with working copy '.'; please get a
> newer Subversion client
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>
>
> So it seems that there is a rather stringent relationship between the svn
> client and the server.

It has nothing to do with the relationship between the client and
server, it has everything to do with the working copy format generated
by various different clients. In this case, I imagine you downloaded
a prerelease version of tortoisesvn 1.4, which generates a new working
copy format, but a command line client made from subversion 1.3.
Tortoise updated your working copy to the new 1.4 format, but 1.3
doesn't know how to read it.

The real problem here is that the 1.4 version of tortoise shouldn't
even have been available, but the tortoise guys like to jump the gun
and stick prerelease code places where users end up downloading it.

-garrett

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