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Minor regression in svnsync 1.6rc3 (from 1.5.6)

From: Magnus Torfason <zulutime.net_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:03:06 -0500

I just tried syncing my repository to a fresh 1.6rc3 build and got the
following message:

...
Committed revision 75.
Copied properties for revision 75.
Committed revision 76.
Copied properties for revision 76.
svnsync: Cannot accept non-LF line endings in 'svn:log' property

Turns out that these very old log entries had something strange going on
in the line endings in the log messages. The workaround was to go back
and change them (I did it manually using TortoiseSVN). Trivial really in
my case.

The only reason I mention this is that I retested this on a 1.5.6 build
(both are running on Linux 2.6.* kernels, although not on the same
machine), and that worked without a hitch.

My guess is that a test was added in 1.6 (A Good Thing), but perhaps the
consequences for svnsync were unforeseen? I could imagine scenarios
where the required changing of log messages would be nontrivial.

Best,
Magnus

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