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Re: confusing 'svn update'

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-30 06:22:42 CEST

By "precise list of steps to recreate the problem" we usually mean a
bash script (or similar) that starts out with creating a repo and then
does what the two users do.
Prose does not really help us debug whats going on - and your case is
indeed strange.

On 6/29/07, Geoffrey <lists@serioustechnology.com> wrote:
> 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
> results.
>
> --
> Until later, Geoffrey
>
> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
> - Benjamin Franklin
>
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