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Re: locking a file renders repos unusable with older clients

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-25 18:06:30 CET

On Mar 25, 2005, at 10:45 AM, Eric Hanchrow wrote:

> It looks as if the "svn lock" command has bumped my repository
> version, and that therefore (short of a dump/reload), I can no longer
> use my old client with the repository. I realize this is probably by
> design, and that I'm using dev. code, but I sure would have
> appreciated, at the very least, a mention of this behavior in
> .../notes/locking/ or something.
> In any case, it looks like I now must do "svnadmin dump" and "svnadmin
> load" in order to recover the ability to use the repository with older
> clients. Bah.
> (max bowsher apparently has warned that this would happen, and
> encouraged me to whine loudly on the -dev list).

This behavior is the deliberate result of a very long discussion. We
didn't want older clients using file:/// to ignore locks created by
newer clients. Therefore, we bumped the repository format number as
you saw.

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