the svn bug or feature?
C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Wed Jun 15 11:25:57 CDT 2005
Andrew Sagulin wrote:
>Two weeks ago I downloaded and installed Subversion 1.2.0. I also downloaded and read
>Svnbook. Actually this is a great job (both Subversion and the book about it).
>But when I tried one doubtful feature I found that Subversion did
>somethine different from Svnbook example:
>=== svn copy reference ===
>$ svn copy file:///tmp/repos/test/trunk file:///tmp/repos/test/tags/0.6.32-prerelease -m "tag tree"
>Committed revision 12.
>And don't worry if you forgot to tag≈you can always specify an older revision and tag anytime:
>$ svn copy -r 11 file:///tmp/repos/test/trunk file:///tmp/repos/test/tags/0.6.32-prerelease -m "Forgot to tag at rev 11"
>Committed revision 13.
>Actually svn do not override destination, but create subdirectory:
>On the next attempt to copy to the same destination svn will report
>svn: Path 'tags/0.6.32-prerelease/trunk' already exists.
>Is it a Subversion bug or a Svnbook inaccuracy?
Neither. The book portion you quoted said, "don't worry if you forgot
to tag". But you /didn't/ forget to tag -- you tagged twice (to create
each of revision 12 and 13).
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