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Re: svn commit: r11239 - trunk/doc/book/book

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-10-05 16:52:30 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 06:14, julianfoad@tigris.org wrote:
>
>>+ <warning>
>>+ <para>If you do plan on manually editing the dump file to
>>+ remove a top-level directory, make sure that your editor is
>>+ not set to automatically convert end-lines to the native
>>+ format (e.g. \r\n to \n) as this will change the MD5 of the
>>+ contained files and will render the dumpfile useless.</para>
>>+ </warning>
>
> "the MD5 of the contained files" is sloppy.

Well, a bit.

> Also, the dumpfile has content lengths which would be affected by
> newline changes, so it may be better to talk in more generic terms about
> invalidating the metadata in the dump file.

Valid point. The phrase "invalidate the metadata" tends to imply that the metadata becomes wrong, whereas in fact at least the MD5 part of it remains right and is only doing its job in detecting that the data content is wrong.

I have changed it to the following in r11242:

"[...] as the content will then not agree with the metadata and this will render the dump file useless."

- Julian

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