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  1. Subversion
  2. SVN-4197

Confusing error message when updating colliding externals

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7.x
    • Fix Version/s: unscheduled
    • Component/s: unknown
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      Description

      When adding an svn:externals entry which collides with an existing, versioned
      directory, the error message of svn update is rather confusing for non-experts:
      
      cannot relocate '.../mainrepo/Extern' as it is not the root of a working copy;
      try relocating '.../mainrepo' instead
      
      
      Filing this issue was acknowledged on the dev list.
      

      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201206.mbox/browser

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            • Assignee:
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              Reporter:
              schabi Markus Schaber
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