externals not removed on update

Bug #732054 reported by mlg7 on 2011-03-09
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subversion (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: subversion

I have a copy of some project at work. At home, I renamed two directories (with svn:externals). Then, I came back to work and ran svn update. The directories had both their own files and externals (both directories and single files).

3) I expected that the renamed directories would be removed. (Unless they had changed files, in which case I would expect a conflict that could be resolved by either removing the changed files or committing the changes).

4) In fact, the renamed directories were not removed. They were there under both names.

It's good that I have seen this. Imagine what could happen on a nightly build server.
There's a chance that if some build scripts were not modified properly,
the build server would use the old files&directories. The testers would complain that
they don't see any bug fixes....

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

$ apt-cache policy subversion
  Installed: 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.1
  Candidate: 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.1
  Version table:
 *** 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 0
        500 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main amd64 Packages

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: subversion 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-27.48-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-27-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 9 18:31:01 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: subversion

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