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svn co without -r gives confusing results

From: Jan Holec <jholec_at_retia.cz>
Date: 2007-04-13 11:22:15 CEST


  I don't quite understand the way 'svn checkout' works.

    I want to check out the last revision on the trunk
    (which is 131), so I run:

    svn co file:///repository/myproject/trunk myproject
    A ....
    Checked out revision 146.

  But - revision 146 is NOT located on the trunk at all!
  It's on myproject/branches/3.02 (and it also happens to be
  the last revision commited to the repository).


  the checked-out sources really seem to be revision 131, not 146.

  Now I wouldn't dare to do a commit because I have no idea where
  in the repository the new revision would end up - on the trunk,
  on the branch, or both...?

  With the -r switch it works as expected:

    svn co file:///repository/myproject/trunk myproject -r131
    A ....
    Checked out revision 131.

  Can anyone explain this strange behaviour?

    Jan Holec <jholec at retia.cz>

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