[plt-dev] svn, more confusion

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 19 11:51:03 EDT 2009

Robby Findler wrote:
> I'd like to create a branch from a specific revision. I tried this:
> svn copy http://svn.plt-scheme.org/plt/trunk/collects/redex@14919
> http://svn.plt-scheme.org/plt/branches/robby/redex-pat
> but got the usual "please give me your password" message which I now
> interpret as "something is broken".
> Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

I belive this is subversion horribly dropping the ball. There's a bug in 
clients 1.5 and later. I think this is the relevant bug report (although 
the symptoms they list are slightly different):


You should be able to do the URL to URL copy if you have an old version 
(1.4 and earlier) of svn around.  Alternatively, you could update your 
WC to that revision and to a WC to URL copy; I think that should work.

Eli: could this issue be added to the plt svn HOWTO page?


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