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

From: Méresse Christophe <christophe.meresse_at_nagra.com>
Date: 2007-04-21 10:54:43 CEST

> > > 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.

No, I'm certain that's not true (I've just made a try)
I'm quite sure that Subversion does not look at the list of the files of the target workspace. It's just applying the diff on the path that have a diff independently of the all content list of the target.
> "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.

Yes, that's true.
However it's not really good to talk about "From branch" and "To branch". That's a bad shortcut. We should say:
There's a file in the diff/patch that isn't in the working copy.

But I can't really explain the "Skipped" message. I did not find any practical way to get it. If you are able to do so, I'm interested.

Looking at Subversion code, the case is processed in the subversion/svn/notify.c:

    case svn_wc_notify_skip:
      if (n->content_state == svn_wc_notify_state_missing)
          if ((err = svn_cmdline_printf
               (pool, _("Skipped missing target: '%s'\n"),
            goto print_error;
          if ((err = svn_cmdline_printf
               (pool, _("Skipped '%s'\n"), path_local)))
            goto print_error;

But I'm not able to find the case where n->content_state is different from svn_wc_notify_state_missing.


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