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Re: after deleting an svn externals and adding something with the same name conflict occurs

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:56:09 -0500

On Aug 14, 2008, at 16:44, Roger Pack wrote:

> Here's what happened:
> 1) add in an svn:externals, call it 'lib/rev_trunk'
> 2) remove the svn:externals link, add in a hard copy of the same
> code in lib/rev_trunk
> 3) run svn up on a different repo:
> svn: Failed to add directory 'lib/rev_trunk': object of the same
> name already exists
> It seems to not delete the old files when an svn:externals occurs.
> This is unexpected.

It's a known issue:



"rm -rf" the offending directory first. Then "svn update" which will
download the new versioned item in its place.

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