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Re: svn failing commit messages.

From: <rbb_at_rkbloom.net>
Date: 2003-01-13 06:27:42 CET

On 12 Jan 2003 cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

> <rbb@rkbloom.net> writes:
>
> > I may have missed something, and I apologize if I did. I just spent a
> > long time getting an import to work correctly. Every time it failed, a
> > text file was written to my current directory with my unused log message.
> > When I finally got the import to work, I ended up accidentally importing
> > all of the old failed commit messages.
> >
> > Can those files be written to /tmp? Is the problem that APR can't find
> > the correct temp directory portably? I would consider this to be a rather
> > big problem.
>
> Congratulations. You just triggered the very scenario that has
> prompted me (now twice) to talk about apr_get_temp_dir() on the apr
> list. :-) Subversion usually tries to use the .svn/tmp directory that
> is part of the working copy for its tempfiles. But on an import,
> there's no working copy (and thus no .svn/tmp).

I had a feeling that you were going to say that. :-( The few people who
are thoroughly against this feature didn't have a good reason, their logic
was "That's a bad thing to do for any reason", and they didn't listen to
this use-case. I would say there is more than enough proof that this
feature is required.

Ryan

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