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RE: Re: Need specific, technical explanation for "Skipped" and "Skipped missing target"

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-04-20 23:10:08 CEST

> On 4/20/07, Brown, Carlton <Carlton.Brown@bellsouth.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for that thread, it provides some workaround strategies. URL
> > here:
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=64697
> >
> > Still I want to know exactly what is the difference between
> "Skipped"
> > and "Skipped missing target" if anyone knows.

. . . .

I've seen this when merging and from what I remember:

"Skipped" means there's a file in the To branch that isn't in the From
branch. There's a file on which Subversion can apply a delta, but there's
no file from which a delta can be figured out. Subversion has a file it can
update, but doesn't know how to update it.

"Skipped missing target" means there's a file in the From branch that isn't
in the To branch. So there's a file from which Subversion can find a delta,
but no file to which that delta can be applied. Subversion knows how to
change the file, but doesn't have a file it can change.

I might have this backwards, but I hope you at least get the idea.

It most often comes up for us when new files are added or removed and
someone forgot to either merge or rebase (or didn't do it correctly). So
two branches that are supposed to have versions of the same files have some
missing. This can be a sticky problem to fix.

Hope this is what you were looking for. Erik

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