On Mar 6, 2007, at 12:17, Steve Bakke wrote:
>> Even more so as I just happened to come accross another issue of
>> user data loss, involving no fiddling with mtime or other stuff
>> Subversion. I have not yet checked if it is documented or by
>> # Create a new repo and check out a working copy
>> $ svnadmin create repo
>> $ svn co file:///path/to/repo wc
>> Checked out revision 0.
>> $ cd wc
>> # Create a file
>> $ echo hello > foo.txt
>> $ dir
>> 06.03.07 12:40 7 foo.txt
>> # Note: file is present and 7 bytes long
>> # Add and commit it
>> $ svn add foo.txt
>> A foo.txt
>> $ svn ci -m ""
>> Adding foo.txt
>> Transmitting file data .
>> Committed revision 1.
>> # now we delete foo.txt and create another foo.txt
>> # (move would do the dame)
>> $ svn rm foo.txt
>> D foo.txt
>> $ dir
>> # Note: there is no foo.txt anymore
>> $ echo goodbye > foo.txt
>> $ dir
>> 06.03.07 12:42 9 foo.txt
>> # Note: foo.txt is present and 9 bytes long.
>> # now we revert our change to foo.txt
>> $ svn revert foo.txt
>> Reverted "foo.txt"
>> $ cat foo.txt
>> # The second foo.txt, created after deleting/moving the first one,
>> # is lost -- without any warning, conflict, whatsoever.
> You never committed the file deletion in the first place, so this
> is not
> data loss. If you wanted the second file to be retained, then you
> need to
> commit the deletion first.
> At that point, if you created a new foo.txt, a revert command would
> have no
> effect, since it is not under revision control. This is just a
> case of
> mis-using the tool.
Steve, if you follow Jan,s script above, you will see that the file
foo.txt that the user created with the contents "goodbye" was deleted
by Subversion without notification. That is, by definition, data
loss, and Subversion should not do that. (There are many places where
texts claim that Subversion will not lose your data.) Jan, this
sounds like a bug, and if it's not already submitted, I would
recommend submitting it.
Yes, unfortunately, to submit a bug, you must not only register at
tigris, then also request observe rights for the subversion project.
I hope you will do this and submit the bug, so that the problem is
recorded in the database and it has a hope of getting fixed.
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Received on Wed Mar 7 03:08:16 2007