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Re: installation of svn rev 7674 will hose svn's wc for pre 7674 clients

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-08 06:02:48 CET

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 22:47, Jani Averbach wrote:
> On 2003-11-07 22:36-0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 22:23, Jani Averbach wrote:
> >
> > The whole point of the format file is to prevent old clients from
> > operating on working copies they won't be able to understand. It's best
> > to error at the beginning, rather than choke on unrecognized
> > administrative data later on. This is not an anomaly, it's the design!
>
> I understand that, and agree with you 100%, but I did/do not understand why
> installation of new born svn will render my current working copy
> useless. That was my point.

I don't understand your complaint. Are you objecting to the fact that
the 'new' svn silently upgrades working copies to format 3
automatically, without giving the user a choice? Would you rather have
had some sort of 'upgrade' script to run?

> It would be case that I am building/cross compiling for some different
> arch or system, or what ever, and had planned use my old svn copy
> after installing that very new client.
>

I don't understand this scenario: why are you using an old client at
all? Sorry if I'm being dense.

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