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Re: Single commit multiple WCs?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-11 21:06:32 CEST

On 7/11/07, Jason Winnebeck <jpwasp@rit.edu> wrote:
> If I have multiple WCs, is it possible to do a copy/move between them or
> a commit between them? They are from the same repository.
> I have a repository structure like so:
> AppA
> - branches/tags/trunk
> AppB
> - branches/tags/trunk
> LibA
> - branches/tags/trunk
> LibB
> - branches/tags/trunk
> LibC
> - branches/tags/trunk
> ...
> The dependencies don't form a tree, which is why they are in separate
> modules like above. Doing it this way keeps everyone from needing to get
> every directory, so let's say a developer of project A might have 3
> separate checkouts:
> /Dev
> - /AppA (from AppA/trunk)
> - /LibA (from LibA/trunk)
> - /LibB (from LibB/trunk)
> With this directory layout, does this mean it is impossible to do an
> atomic commit that changes AppA and LibA at the same time? I noticed
> from /Dev I can do a svn mv between two working copies, but of course I
> cannot do a svn commit from /Dev, so the move cannot be atomic. Is there
> a way I can organize it better? It seems unreasonable to have people
> check out from a higher level as they will get the entire repository. Or
> is the solution in this case just to "deal with it" -- each project is
> conceptually separate so their commits will not be intermixed?

See this issue:


It includes a link to a hacky workaround. Basically checkout an empty
folder somewhere and copy its .svn folder to /Dev. This gets by the
checking that SVN does to see if there is a common WC.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Wed Jul 11 21:06:14 2007

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