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Trouble with tags

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:06 am
by dodr
I'm new with svn and this client. Nevertheless the things work but I cannot handle tags and branches. I studied your help file but if I worked in this way I got the message Path 'trunk' (or any other dir/file) already exists. I'm afraid I don't understand anything. Is there any good tutorial about this.
Thank you for help

Re: Trouble with tags

PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:06 am
by Florin

Thank you for contacting us.
This problem is already known to us and we tried to make the Branch/Tag dialog more easy to use and it will be included in the next release of Syncro SVN Client.

To have this working correctly, after selecting the target folder you must specify a name of a folder that does not exists (SVN requires a non-existing folder name) and the copy will be made inside that folder, which it will be created by SVN.
For example, if you select as target folder "http://server/root/path/to/repository/newFolder" then in the Branch/Tag dialog you have to add in the "To URL" field the name of a non-existing folder to be created by SVN, as in the following:


The non_existing_folder_name will be created by SVN and this will be the real target that will be used to create the branch/tag into.

If you wish to create the branch/tag into the newFolder, then do not create it using the dialog that allows you to browse the repository, only select the parent of it and append the "/newFolder" in the "To URL" field to be created by SVN when creating the branch/tag.

Do not hesitate to contact us in case you need additional information.

Best regards,
Florin Avram
Syncro SVN Client

Re: Trouble with tags

PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:09 pm
by dodr
Thank you for answering.
Your explanation is very difficult to understand, for me. Now I have found my own way after studying the linux commands of svn. When I want to tag a new version I do the following:
1. Create a new folder in the local tag with my tag name
2. Copying my trunk into this folder
3. Checking out this folder. This goal tag must not exist, of course.
Last weekend I bought your system and I hope I did right.
Best regards
Dietrich Koch