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Re: possible bug: checkout parent dir fails on subdir if it's wc

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:58:53 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

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Denis Pokataev wrote on Thu, 28 Aug 2008 at 11:14 +0400:
> Daniel Shahaf пишет:
> Denis Pokataev wrote on Tue, 26 Aug 2008 at 13:02 +0400:
> Summary:
> checkout parent dir fails on subdir if it's working copy already
> Steps to reproduce:
> Assuming repo has
> /svn/dir/
> /svn/dir/file1
> /svn/dir/subdir/
> /svn/dir/subdir/file2
> mkdir -p dir/subdir
> cd dir/subdir
> svn co http://svn.domain/svn/dir/subdir ./
> A file2
> U .
> Checked out revision 1.
> cd ../
> svn co http://svn.domain/svn/dir ./
> A file
> svn: Failed to add directory 'subdir': a versioned directory of the same
> name already exists
> Question:
> Shouldn't it just update 'subdir' as it is working copy already?..
> 'svn checkout --force'? It will "slide" a working copy under the existing
> files. (You might have to remove all .svn dirs first for this to work.)
> It is possible to do so manually, but I've ran into this problem during automatical checkout...
> And more important - don't you think that it's incorrect behavior? it's not just a "versioned
> directory", it's the same working copy - so it needs regular update, imho.

Yes, it could be made smarter. It could be taught to detect that it's the
same repos (same UUID) and the correct path inside it, and then join the
existing dir into the being-checked-out wc.

No one wrote that code yet :)


> It is possible to checkout new directory, and later checkout it's subdirectories - using --depth
> key. So, why it's not possible to checkout parent directory later?
> And one more comment:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=698
> comments from Karl Fogel
> "Yes. IMHO, a checkout into an existing directory should behave like an update, assuming that the
> checkout is of the same URL that the existing wc represents."
> So?.. checkout into existing subdirectory should behave like an update, even if parent directory
> was not checked out earlier, am I right?
> Denis Pokataev
> (dpokataev_at_team.vega.ru)

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