[UPHPU] Can I switch to Subversion midstream?

John David Anderson uphpu at johndavidanderson.net
Wed Oct 11 14:25:06 MDT 2006

On Oct 11, 2006, at 2:15 PM, Richard K Miller wrote:

> I'd like to upgrade my MediaWiki installation to version 1.8, which  
> just came out yesterday, and I thought now would be a good time to  
> start using Subversion.  (I wasn't using Subversion before.)
> When I tried checking out the latest version, it choked on the  
> existing files:
> $ svn co http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/branches/REL1_8/ 
> phase3 .
> svn: Failed to add directory 'maintenance': object of the same name  
> already exists
> Can I force Subversion to override this error and replace the  
> existing files?

Can you just check it out in a separate folder and move your config  
files, etc. over?

Seems like there is a --force option in other places, but I'm not  
sure you can --force with check out.

(Back up your stuff before you try overwriting!)

-- John

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