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Re: Auto-cleaning of log files?

From: Tobias Ringstrom <tobias_at_ringstrom.mine.nu>
Date: 2003-04-04 16:34:05 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

>I something think that it's a bummer that we haven't abstracted away
>that basic task (database archival/cleanup) like we did with database
>recovery (see `svnadmin recover'). But I fear that when there is more
>than one database backend for our users to choose from, we'll find
>that the semantics of those operations are differ wildly from database
>to database, and we'll end up dropping the abstraction altogether.
It's hard to be generic... :-)

It would be nice if the default (non power user) backend could be hidden
though. If the operation does not map to a certain backend it can cause
a friendly error message to be printed.

>Ultimately, yes, Subversion requires that you a) know that is uses a
>given database backend, and b) know how to maintain that backend. I
>don't think it's *really* that terrible of a thing to ask of our
>users, though our documentation could be quite a bit more helpful --
>and the blame for that falls to me. Sorry.
Please don't be sorry. The documentation is *absolutely outstanding*.
Unfortunately that does not help a lot unless people read it. They have
themselves to blame of course, but it also wastes time and space on the
mailing lists.


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Received on Fri Apr 4 16:35:09 2003

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