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Re: Did I Just Trash My Repository?

From: Mark Clements <gmane_at_kennel17.co.uk>
Date: 2007-01-04 00:45:49 CET

"A. Alfred Ayache" <alfred@lastbyte.ca> wrote in
message news:459289AB.9020300@lastbyte.ca...
> Decided the signs did not augur well for continuing to use this repo and
> conserve the history. (i.e. I'm boned.)
>
> So, I got the latest files from my colleague (he'd been making more
changes than
> I), and imported them into the repo. Of course, it continued with the
same
> sequence of revision numbers, as I hadn't created a new repository, but
simply
> reused the same one I had trashed by deleting some magical directory.
>
> I then used WinMerge to compare my old WC with the new one, merged my
changes
> into the appropriate files, and committed the changes to the repo. (I
*LOVE*
> WinMerge!)
>
> Note to self: don't delete shit you don't know, just because you don't
know it.
> It could be a magical directory. (Stoopid muggles!)
>

If your revision numbers are continuing in sequence, then maybe your old
revisions are still there. Try using the "Show Log" command in a fresh
working copy containing the the latest revision of the repository root, and
browse through the old revisions. You may find that your changes that
"screwed up" the repository can be undone.

If your repository is _really_ screwed then you should definitely start
afresh, or you might find further corruption down the line, however from
your description it just sounds like you've deleted files from the HEAD
revision that you didn't mean to delete.

Good luck!

- Mark Clements

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