[ILUG] Tip of the day: svn hackery
diamond at skynet.ie
Fri Aug 18 12:09:49 IST 2006
On 18/08/06, CP Hennessy <cp.hennessy at openapp.biz> wrote:
> On Friday 18 August 2006 11:42, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> > No, as svn will bail out with errors such as:
> > svn: Failed to add directory 'srv': object of the same name already exists
> This just means that svn is trying to checkout a dir named "srv" (as it now
> knows about it being an external) but since it is not registered in / as a
> svn external svn has a problem.
> Is it possible to move "srv" and do an update from "/"
Well, yes, but you then have to go over the old version of /srv and
find all non-versioned files/dirs/symlinks etc and move them to the
appropriate locations in the new /srv. If the entire contents of /srv
is in svn, then that's not an issue of course, but IME that's rarely
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