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Re: p42svn dilemma

From: Marcus Rueckert <darix_at_web.de>
Date: 2005-07-31 12:08:33 CEST

On 2005-07-31 05:24:15 -0400, John Peacock wrote:
> <http://users.ox.ac.uk/~raym/software/misc/p42svn.html>
> to facilitate converting the Perl Perforce repository into a Subversion
> mirror and I've come up against an inconvenience. In Perforce, it is
> permissible to delete a change completely from the metadata (evil I know,
> but we have to cope). I really want to make sure that the rev number in
> Subversion is the same as the change number from Perforce (since there is a
> history, on the dev list at least, of referring to the change numbers and I
> don't want to make the list archive unusable).
> So, I need to have a way to fill in these missing changes (I've alread
> modified the code to create a 1-to-1 relationship between changes and
> revs). What is the smallest change I can make to the dumpfile to
> facilitate this? I need an effectively empty rev (I don't want to pollute
> the repository with phantom changes). Is there a way I can create a
> dumpfile entry that consists only of a log message and no file changes?


and svndumpfilter allows do keep empty revisions for removed repository
items. now i would combine both ideas and add a option to svndumptool to
add empty revisions in the dump.

just my 2 cents.


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