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Re: Log problem

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 11:05:33 +0100

[small nit: please don't top-post on this list, i.e. put your reply at
the bottom, or inline.]

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM, Florin Avram <avnyrolf_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you for your reply.
> My folders are up to date in my working copy, but the log information is the
> same either when requested on working copy resources or when using the
> repository URLs. Is strange that there is a long time since I work with this
> working copy structure and suddenly something which worked fine seems to be
> broken.
> Have any idea about what else could trigger this behavior ?!
> Best Regards,
> Florin
> ________________________________
> From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010d_at_ryandesign.com>
> To: Florin Avram <avnyrolf_at_yahoo.com>
> Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Sent: Wed, November 3, 2010 4:10:52 PM
> Subject: Re: Log problem
> On Nov 3, 2010, at 05:54, Florin Avram wrote:
>> I've run over a strange situation and want to know if this is OK to happen
>> (in my opinion it shouldn't). These are the details:
>> - one of our servers has a repository with Subversion 1.4 format
>> - I have a working copy from a given repository path, let it be
>> "http://R/svn/repos/userguide"
>> - in my working copy, one of the folders has an external folder X,
>> pointing to "http://R/svn/repos/branches/rel/doc"
>> - I modify a file from the external folder X and commit it
>> - when looking over the log information of the root of my working copy,
>> there is no entry for the commit which I've just made (this is OK, I've
>> committed to an external resource)
>> - after, I look over the log information of the folder at which my working
>> copy external folder targets. There is no information about my commit there
>> either, which is strange, I've committed from my external folder which is
>> pointing to this one.
> Is the folder up to date? Use "svn up" and try again.
>> - the folder to which my working copy external folder is pointing was
>> copied from another branch, and if I do a log on that branch (the original
>> one), then I can see my commit, which again is strange: why the commit goes
>> there and not to the HEAD of the branch to which my external folder is
>> pointing.

This seems very strange. If you commit a change into an external, it
should go exactly to that external, not to some other location of
which your external location is a copy. Are you sure that the external
property is set correctly?

Can you provide more details? Maybe give the exact contents of the
svn:externals property, and an overview of the repository structure
(feel free to obfuscate any paths or other information that may be

Just a wild guess: the syntax for the svn:externals property has
changed (in 1.5 I believe): the order of the URL and the target were
reversed (among other things). See
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.externals.html. Could
it be that your problem is caused because the externals definition is
now interpreted differently than before (by a 1.5+ client, as opposed
to a 1.4 client previously)?


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