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Re: svn update doesn't update text-base

From: Fabian Cenedese <Cenedese_at_indel.ch>
Date: 2006-11-17 16:29:25 CET

At 08:46 17.11.2006 +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>On 11/17/06, Thomas Harold <tgh@tgharold.com> wrote:
>>Fabian Cenedese wrote:
>>> Would it be possible, that if a text-base file is missing that svn
>>> would check it out again? It knows the path and version, so
>>> that shouldn't be a problem (unless the repository is not available).
>>> If this is not possible could svn at least better cleanup and not
>>> leave locks behind? Is there another command that would get
>>> the text-base files but not overwrite the possibly modified real
>>> files?
>>I did something similar a few months ago (on a Gentoo system) where an
>>automated script clobbered the contents of the .svn folder... and I
>>agree that it's something that SVN needs to be better about dealing
>>with. I found it to be very difficult to clean up after the .svn
>>folders get slightly munged.
>>(Maybe the upcoming changes in 1.5 might deal with strange local .svn
>>folder issues in a more flexible fashion?)
>No, svn doesn't just update the missing text-base, because to you it's
>obvious that only the textbase is missing, but to svn the .svn area is
>damaged. There's no way knowing if any of the other information is
>correct or not. Better to let the user clean up the mess that was

So what's the best way of restoring a missing text-base file? Checking
out the folder in a separate dir and copying over the missing file? Or
is there a possibility of an "in-place-checkout" without overwriting
modified files?


bye Fabi

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