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Re[2]: Failed to update missing (!) added (A) files

From: Pavel Ivashkov <fuurin_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2007-03-31 19:45:03 CEST

Hello Eric,

>> > * in any clean working copy
>> > * schedule a file (foo) for addition (now in status A added)
>> > * manually delete the file (now in status ! missing)
>> > * try to update the file (svn up foo)

ME> The real issue is that you can replace "manually delete" with any 3rd
ME> party tool that is not svn-metadata aware and likes to delete or move
ME> things around. There are all sorts of nasty things you get to run into
ME> in these scenarios.

  You are right Eric, I got this issue while investigating for
  integration of Subversion with another tool. So it is not the user
  but the tool that misbehaves.

  From the user's point of view there is an issue too, I think. When
  you open a folder and see missed (!) file, you would like to restore
  it. You can run 'svn up' to get latest version from repository or
  you can run 'svn revert' to restore base version. For sheduled files
  the former gives you the error in subject, and the latter just
  removes record from metadata, no file restored, not what user had
  expected. You cannot tell from its status whether the missed file is
  in repository or only scheduled for addition.
  I would like Subverstion developers to (eventually) clarify their
  position on this matter. The scheduled for addition files currently
  are not controlled, so in my opinion it is incorrect to treat them
  evenly with other controlled files when they get deleted in working
  copy. Either provide some sort of control, or modify indication
  (extend status information) and handle the error properly (provide
  distinguished error code and pretty message).


 Pavel                            mailto:fuurin@gmx.net
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Received on Sat Mar 31 19:45:34 2007

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