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

From: James Coleman <jamesc_at_dspsrv.com>
Date: 2007-07-13 17:39:05 CEST

Abhinandan Jain wrote:
>> 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.
> Abhi

Hello Abhi,

I think that makes sense and would be useful to take further so I've logged
it to the bug in here:

Hope you don't mind. :)



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