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Re: how to add a file to a tag

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:56:19 -0500

Lorenz wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to add a file to a tag, which isn't and never should be under
>>>> version control in my working copy.
>>>> [...]
>> If you don't mind adding a new directory to hold this new file you could
>> 'svn import' it after creating the tag, but you would be violating
>> several typical subversion conventions in the process.
> the only convention that come to my mind is 'don't modify tags'.
> What other conventions do you think off?

Normally you expect tags to be an exact copy of some other path in the
repository or a workspace at some point in time. Also you expect them
to appear atomically so other users or automated tools will either see a
complete tree or no tag at all.

> And regarding 'don't modify tags': I wouldn't consider adding a file
> to complete the tag as modification.

If you want the tag to represent your workspace state you can create it
from there instead of a repository url - but you have to be careful to
commit everything that belongs back in the branch/trunk path first. It
can be confusing to have things in tags with no repository history

   Les Mikesell
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Received on 2008-09-10 14:56:49 CEST

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