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Re: svnlook and error #21067

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-11-15 05:59:29 CET

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 10:11:46PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Basil James Whitehouse III <basil3@sympatico.ca> writes:
> > What would the path look like if I wanted to svnlook at a remote server? Or
> > is that possible?
> Not possible with 'svnlook' or 'svnadmin'. They are tools that
> *directly* link with the filesystem (libsvn_fs), and thus directly use
> Berkeley DB. They're meant for examining/tweaking local repositories
> only. 'svnadmin' allows an administrator to tweak a log message, or
> remove a dead transaction. 'svnlook' is what gets run by the
> post-commit hook, so a commit-mail will have real contents.

Note that svnlook and svnadmin will be combined at some point. (hmm; I don't
see an issue; am I missing it?)

But also: many of the operations that svnadmin can perform today *could* be
performed remotely through WebDAV. Through various combinations of PROPFIND
and reports to query information, using DELETE to toss old transactions, or
PROPPATCH to update a log comment.

One day...


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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