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Re: Bug? svnadmin dump/svndumpfilter incompatible if using --deltas on dump

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-04-04 16:09:08 CEST

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 03:54:22PM +0200, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 4/4/07, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk> wrote:
> >This isn't so much a bug as a missing feature - svndumpfilter doesn't
> >know how to parse dumpfiles containing deltas.
> >
> >I've filed issue #2760 to cover this.
> I'm not sure this isn't intentional: what if part of the history of a
> file was filtered out? How do you reconstruct its contents?

That's a reasonable question, but since svndumpfilter operates on path
identity anyway, you have the a problem already if you copyfrom a path
that's excluded from the dump (which would be the only way we'd be able
to filter out part of a file's history).

(Now if you're asking how we'd still support --deltas having fixed that
problem, I dunno. We'd have to recover the fulltext from the earlier
deltas, I guess, which seems hard.)


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