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From Stefan Sperling <s...@elego.de>
Subject Re: SVN 1.7 - can delete external files
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:41:56 GMT
On Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 05:12:10PM +0300, Syncro SVN Client Support wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I found that you can delete external files with SVN 1.7, which
> should not be allowed. Below are some test I've done with SVN 1.6
> and SVN 1.7 over external files and directories.
> 
> *I.**external file*
> *1.**SVN 1.6* - neither "svn delete external.txt" or "svn delete
> --keep-local external.txt" work (which is fine, according with the
> SVN Book).
> svn: E155030: Cannot remove the file external at 'external.txt';
> please propedit or propdel the svn:externals description that
> created itII. external dir
> 
> *2**. SVN 1.7.8* - "svn delete external.txt" throws same error (OK).
> But, "svn delete --keep-local" works, file is removed and the
> EXTERNAL status is lost.
> > svn delete --keep-local external.txt
> D         external.txt
> 
> > svn status external.txt
> D       external.txt
> 
> > svn status .   (on parent directory)
> D       external.txt
> 
> > svn commit -m "test" external.txt
> Deleting       external.txt
> Committed revision 3128.
> *
> 
> **II**.**external dir*
> SVN 1.6.17 allows deleting external directories, but SVN 1.7 denies
> deletion of external directories (an error like "cannot delete the
> root of a working copy").
> 
> 
> In the end, I assume "svn delete" should not work for an external
> item, ignoring the SVN version, the item type (file or dir) and any
> option for delete (like --force or --keep-local), no?
> 
> Regards,
> Florin

Yes, I agree.

The trunk code had the same issue, but with slightly different output.
Fixed in http://svn.apache.org/r1464992

Do you think this is an important enough issue to warrant a backport to 1.7?

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