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Re: Problems with the documentation of Subversion dump format

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:38:00 +0200

Eric S. Raymond wrote on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 13:30:10 -0500:
> Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>:
> > Eric S. Raymond wrote on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 09:44:59 -0500:
> > > Yes, but in a single copy command? My experience is that every one copy
> > > operation done from the CLI triggers a commit.
> >
> > Not every single 'svn cp' invocation triggers a commit.
>
> I've never been able to stop it. What's the actual trigger condition?
>

'svn cp' commits iff the last target argument is a URL.

> > And, by the way, dumpfiles need to represent things that cannot be done
> > with plain 'svn'.
>
> Yeah, I figured that out already from looking at some of the weird stuff
> cvs2svn committed in the back history of NUT-UPS. This is a point that
> needs to be clearer in the documentation.

The documentation should say that dumpfiles must be able to represent
everything the public svn_fs.h API allows. (Or, at least, that subset
of that API that svn_repos.h also exposes... if they differ?)
Received on 2011-12-13 19:38:57 CET

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