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RE: new to svn, having trouble with directory

From: Richard Yale <Richard.Yale_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 17:35:05 +0100

When I messed up my first checked out directory structure I couldn't get
any of my changes back into the repository. I found the surest way to
un-break my work was:


Check it all out again in a different place

Copy the files I changed from the old set to the new check out. (File by
file is best.) SVN add or delete files if necessary

Check that all in again

Delete (not SVN delete) the duff directory structure and continue
working with the new one


Hope it helps,



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From: Matthew Smith [mailto:chedderslam_at_gmail.com]
Sent: 09 May 2008 16:36
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: new to svn, having trouble with directory


I am trying to update a directory on a server with new files from the
repository. I tried doing a "svn update" but was unable to do so. The
message I got was" svn: Failed to add directory '(directory name)':
object of the same name already exists"

I tried deleting the directory, which worked. Now I get a ! for the
status. However, when running "svn update", I get "svn: Failed to add
directory 'packages/xotcl-demo-note': object of the same name is already
scheduled for addition."

I'm not sure what to do. Basically, I want the directory and files in
that directory that are in the repository copied to the working copy on
the server. Thanks for any help.
Received on 2008-05-09 18:34:44 CEST

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