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Re: strange behavior, history lost

From: Tyler Roscoe <tyler_at_cryptio.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:33:38 -0700

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 02:54:25PM -0500, Jason Kraftcheck wrote:
> A user just checked in a change set that resulted in the following:
> A file was removed
> An identical file was added
> An automated email message included the following:
> Property changes on: MOAB/trunk/tools/dagmc/Makefile.am
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Name: svn:mergeinfo
> +
> I now cannot access the history of the file before that version. For example:
> svn copy --revision 2785 \
> https://svn.mcs.anl.gov/repos/ITAPS/MOAB/trunk/tools/dagmc/Makefile.am .
> svn: Unable to find repository location for
> 'https://svn.mcs.anl.gov/repos/ITAPS/MOAB/trunk/tools/dagmc/Makefile.am' in
> revision 2785

My guess:

The Makefile.am that existed in revision 2785 is not the same as the new
file named Makefile.am. They have the same name, but Subversion is smart
enough to know that they are in fact different files with different

Why did this part happen:

> A file was removed
> An identical file was added

? What was the user trying to do?

Received on 2009-03-31 22:34:34 CEST

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