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Re: checkout by date gives wrong version of repo

From: Christian Bird <cabird_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 14:45:19 -0700

I'm sorry, I was testing for logs prior to 2006-1-1. Try 2005-10-1
for example. If it indeed works for you, then that's good news
because it means that the problem is on my end. Thanks!

-- Chris

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2008, at 1:03 PM, Christian Bird wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to study the evolution of ant and I'm doing checkouts of
>> ant's svn repo in three month increments. I have been checking out
>> with:
>>
>> svn co --revision {2008-7-1}
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/core/trunk/ foobar
>>
>> For appropriate dates. This seems to work until I get before
>> 2006-1-1. If I give it any date prior to that, I get the repo as of
>> that date. I know by browsing their repo online, that changes were
>> being made prior to that.
>> Also, I can browse the online ant repo and find the revision closest
>> to a date I want and check it out by revision number and things work
>> correctly. So if I do
>>
>> svn co --revision 320000 http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/core/trunk/
>> foobar2
>>
>> Then it checks out correctly the repository for the revision 320000 at
>> the date that is indicated by browsing the online repo. I could try
>> to find a way to find the actual revision number associated with each
>> date, but I'd really like to specify a date for checkout and have it
>> work correctly. Has anyone seen anything like this before? I'd
>> really appreciate any tips/hints/etc.
>>
>> I'm using svn 1.5.2 in case that helps. Thanks!
>
> It seems to be working for me, also with Subversion 1.5.2, on Mac OS X
> 10.4.11:
>
>
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-6-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r410747 | crossley | 2006-05-31 23:56:36 -0500 (Wed, 31 May 2006)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-5-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r398522 | jsisson | 2006-04-30 23:32:48 -0500 (Sun, 30 Apr 2006)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-4-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r390592 | crossley | 2006-03-31 23:58:40 -0600 (Fri, 31 Mar 2006)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-3-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r381913 | rahul | 2006-02-28 23:32:26 -0600 (Tue, 28 Feb 2006)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-2-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r374002 | richter | 2006-01-31 23:51:36 -0600 (Tue, 31 Jan 2006)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ svn log -q -r {2006-1-1} http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r365270 | arminw | 2005-12-31 13:07:20 -0600 (Sat, 31 Dec 2005)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $
>
>
> The only reason I know of for the date revision syntax to give incorrect
> results is if the revisions of the repository are not all in chronological
> order. This could happen, for example, if one were to "svnadmin load"
> another repository into the repository. I do not know if this is the case
> for the ASF repository.
>
>

-- 
Christian Bird
cabird_at_gmail.com
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