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Re: confused by "svn: Copyfrom-url: ... different repository root" error

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_crashcourse.ca>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 06:09:57 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> after merging painlessly from another repo for weeks and weeks,
> recently, i've been getting the occasional error of the form:
> svn: Copyfrom-url '<remote new file> has different repository root
> than <current repository root>'
> in other words, in the midst of a merge, a file that was *added* in
> the remote repository attempts to be added locally and the above error
> occurs. i'm confused by this -- *of course* the remote file has a
> different repository root; it's in a different repository. why is
> that a problem?
> that error doesn't occur with simple mods to existing files, that
> works fine. and doing a dry run of the merge first works fine, it's
> only the actual merge where that error shows up for added files.
> since this is a fairly recent development, i have no idea where to
> look. is there something the remote repo is suddenly doing
> differently such that newly-added files have a different property of
> some kind that's causing this?
> this is with subversion 1.4.3.
> rday

  never mind ... after a few more seconds thought, it occurs to me
that merging a new file shouldn't work anyway. certainly not in 1.4.


Robert P. J. Day
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