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Bug in SVN? (Was Re: [PATCH] "svnadmin dump": An optional XML output format.

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2002-12-22 19:52:12 CET

One thing I noticed when I dumped out a working project repository of
about 9 Meg, 117 revisions:

I found several instances where the file was binary but was not noted in
the repository as being binary. (A couple of *.ps.gz files and a
CodeWarrior *.mcp file).

I checked back through the revision histories and at one point they were
noted as being binary and another point they were not noted as being

I'm trying to figure out how this happened, and if I should be worried
about it for the integrety of my existing repositories (about 25 of them

Basically somewhere the repository lost the information that the files
are binary. The file contents appears to be OK, just the meta-data was

I can send a dump or provide one to be picked up if any one is interested.

Is this something I/we should be worried about?


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