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Re: "The system cannot find the file specified" during update

From: Ruslan Sivak <russ_at_vshift.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:57:43 -0400

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2008, at 11:27, Ruslan Sivak wrote:
>>>> I guess this goes back to my issue of committing the files. The
>>>> changes happen directly on the file system, and nightly I issue an
>>>> svn commit as part of a batch process. The problem, however, is
>>>> that it doesn't commit deletiions. Is there still no way to pass a
>>>> parameter to the svn executable to tell it to commit the deletions
>>>> as well?
>>> Run "svn rm" for each file you want to delete. Then "svn ci".
>> This will add a lot of complexity to my application. It will also
>> add extra revisions which we don't necessarily need. For example,
>> someone uploads a photo for the photo gallery. I would then resize
>> the photo, and all the original and all the new sizes into the
>> repository. The person then decides to replace that photo with a
>> different one. I now delete the old photos, commit, upload the new
>> photo, resize, add the files, commit again.
>> Not only is this a lot more complicated, but it wastes repository space.
> Extra revisions shouldn't be a problem at all, though I don't see why
> there would be extra revisions. You said you issue a nightly commit as
> part of a batch process. Presumably before you commit, you run "svn
> add" on new files you discover. So, just also run "svn rm" on the
> files that need to be marked as deleted in the repository, and then
> run your single "svn commit".
> I also don't understand your assertion of wasting repository space.
> Anything you add to the repository takes up space in the repository.
> If you delete it with "svn rm", that space is not reclaimed; it's
> still used, and the file is still there in the repository history.
> This is how Subversion is designed to work. If you don't want deleted
> files taking up space, then you may need to look into a tool other
> than Subversion.
The problem here is that my script is very simple.

svn add .
svn commit .

So in order to delete things, I would need to do somethign like
svn st
figure out which files are deleted
svn rm deleted files
svn commit

This is a lot more complicated, and currently I don't see a way to do
it. Tortoise lets you commit deletions easily, but I don't see an easy
way to script it.

P.S. When I talked about wasting space, I meant doing a commit every
time there was a change, not a nightly commit.

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Received on 2008-10-21 20:58:05 CEST

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