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Re: Converting from VSS to SVN

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:31:02 -0500

On Sep 25, 2008, at 16:21, Alain wrote:

> I am quite new to SVN and TortoiseSVN as client.
> I have been able to transfer my VSS repository to SVN under Windows.
> But between the last version under VSS and the one under my
> directories,
> many changes have occurred in many source files.
> Problem is : I am unable to check in the files of my local
> directory to
> the SVN repository.
> Do I have to
> - first copy all files of my local directory in a temporary one,
> - then delete these files,
> - export the files from the SVN repository (they come from VSS),
> - replace them with the contain of the temporary files
> - finally check in to take the modifications into account
> Or is there a more simple way to check in my files in my new SVN
> repository where VSS projects have just been imported ?

I believe you're saying that have a directory that you imported into
Subversion (or that you converted your VSS repository to a SVN
repository using some script) and then you continued making changes
to the directory you had been using with VSS instead of checking out
a working copy from Subversion, and now you want to commit those
changes to your Subversion repository?

You must check out a working copy from your Subversion repository in
order to be able to make changes to it.

If you have at least Subversion 1.5, you can turn an existing
directory into a working copy by using "svn checkout --force". I
don't know what will happen if you do this with a directory that
already has modifications. I recommend making a copy of the directory
first, just in case.

Someone should update this FAQ entry:


Because the issue it references has been resolved:


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