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Re: svn switch problem - cannot switch from ''unclean'' checkout

From: Abhinandan Jain <jain_at_helios.jpl.nasa.gov>
Date: 2007-07-13 15:23:26 CEST

> Karl Fogel wrote:
> >james coleman <jamesc@dspsrv.com> writes:
> >>I didn't want to delve into detail and confuse people but Hmmm, yes.
> >
> >You can just say your list of examples isn't complete.
> Good idea.
> Also searching for the error turns up a few threads and most of them are
> because
> of this problem. It's more of a user confusion issue really.
> So FAQ entry definately would be good.
> User just is not told they have to remove the offending files/directories.
> It's obvious to me now.

To me this looks like an SVN bug rather than a usage error. Virtually
all other SVN operations (copy, commit, delete et.) simply ignore
unversioned files that ight be around. I would expect switch to behave
the same way. At the minimum it would be useful to have an extra
option to switch to get such consistent behavior instead of insisting
on users manually clearing out unversioned files.


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