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

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-13 20:24:32 CEST

The TSVN download page explains, very clearly, the ramifications of
running the 1.4 release candidate:

"Using TortoiseSVN 1.4.0-rc1 on any working copy created by previous
versions of Subversion/TSVN will TRANSPARENTLY upgrade your working
copy, which means that production-ready versions of Subversion/TSVN
(1.3.x and earlier) will no longer be able to read it! Please be
careful, if you use other Subversion clients (eg. the 1.3.x command
line client), not to use the TortoiseSVN 1.4.x release candidate on a
production working copy."

The Release Notes also indicate this:
"Subversion 1.4 uses a new format for the working copy. The update is
done automatically, you won't even notice it. But once the working
copy has been updated, you won't be able to access it with clients
linked to older versions of the Subversion library."

The download page also indicates that the "current" version is 1.3.5.

On 9/13/06, Onno <onno@mijnstijljouwstijl.nl> wrote:
> 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:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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