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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-12-22 21:57:26 CET

David Summers wrote:

>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
Sounds like somebody changed the svn:mime-type property. The server
certainly doesn't do that by itself. In fact, the /client/ decides
whether a file is binary or not.

>Basically somewhere the repository lost the information that the files
>are binary. The file contents appears to be OK, just the meta-data was
You don't have to worry about corruption, unless you also enabled
keyword expansion anr/or newline conversion on those files. By default,
Subversion never transmogrifies file contents.

Good thing we decided that should be the default, eh?
/me sprains arm patting self on back

>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?
> Thanks!

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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