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Re: confusing 'svn update'

From: Geoffrey <lists_at_serioustechnology.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 22:16:13 CEST

Eric Hanchrow wrote:
>>>>>> "Geoffrey" == Geoffrey <lists@serioustechnology.com> writes:
> Geoffrey> I execute an 'svn update' but my file remains unchanged.
> Geoffrey> Should it not be updated to reflect the recent changes
> Geoffrey> Billy Bob made?
> I would think so, assuming it's the "same" file (i.e., not some
> unrelated file, in a different directory, that happens to have the
> same name).
> Geoffrey> I then removed the file, run 'svn update' and the file
> Geoffrey> is replaced with the file that has Billy Bob's changes.
> Geoffrey> Someone have a ticket for the clue train for me?
> Yow, no. I'm as confused as you are. If you can come up with a
> precise set of steps that reliably reproduces the problem, I'd like to
> see it.

I'll see if I can reproduce the problem. Here are the exact steps:

1. Billy Bob modifies file on his laptop in his work area. Full path is
/foo/bar/foobar.pm. He is sitting in the /foo/bar directory. He
commits these changes.

2. I go to /foo/bar on my laptop. Execute 'svn update'. I do not get a
new version of foobar.pm. I remove my copy of foobar.pm. I execute
'svn update.' I get a new version of foobar.pm that contains the
changes Billy Bob put into the file.

This should be easily reproduced. I'll try to do that and post back my

Until later, Geoffrey
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