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From Johan Corveleyn <>
Subject Re: Coniguring 301/302 redirects to track an fspath rename
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:16:29 GMT
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Bert Huijben <> wrote:
> svn can do an an auto-relocate after user confirmation... But relocates are
> for when a repository moves, not when something moves inside a repository.
> (See svn_client_update_internal())
> This is all inside a repository... so we are talking about an update that
> should perform a switch help a user'... But we can’t break history, or
> switching between old or future revisions.

So, aren't we actually talking then about a new feature "make update
able to follow moves of wc root"? Wouldn't that solve the problem for
the ASF (no redirects etc. involved)?

I've been bitten by this a couple of times myself: if
^/trunk/projectBleedingEdge gets renamed to ^/trunk/projectBoring, all
users that have a checkout of ^/trunk/projectBleedingEdge will receive
an error upon 'update', and will have to switch. OTOH, the odd user
that has the entire ^/trunk checked out has no problem, because
projectBleedingEdge is just a subdir which can be moved automatically
by 'update'.

Wouldn't it be nice if 'update' could move (or switch) the entire
working copy automatically if the wc root gets renamed / moved? Or a
parent of the wc root?

Not saying that this is easy or that I have something significant to
contribute, just ... it would be nice :-).


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