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Re: "format" file in working copies

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:35:56 +0000

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 05:58:23PM +0000, Barry Scott wrote:
> On 20 Mar 2009, at 12:25, Greg Stein wrote:
> > * r36302
> > Fix a small problem in the loggy upgrade process. Some v10
> > working copies
> > have .svn/format, and some don't. The *intent* is to remove the
> > file if
> > present, so make the code match.
> > Justification:
> > If change-svn-wc-format.py is used to downgrade a working copy
> > from 1.6 to 1.5 format, the script does not add the format file,
> > rendering 1.6 clients unable to update the working copy again:
> > "svn: Can't remove file '.svn/format': No such file or directory"
> > Since the presence of that file has been deprecated for ages,
> > let's just apply this easy fix to 1.6 instead of tweaking the
> > script.
> > Votes:
> > +1: rhuijben, stsp, arfrever, gstein
>
> How about fixing change-svn-wc-format.py so that those of us that
> use this in development can avoid this bug before 1.6.1 is released.

Can you make a patch?

FWIW I wanted this fix in 1.6.0 to save people the nuisance but it
did not make it because the backport did not get enough votes by
other devs for 1.6.0.

Anyway, I'd still recommend you stop using this script now. The script
will most likely be phased out with 1.7 anyway, because of the working
copy library rewrite. It is quite unlikely that we'll get a script that
can up- and downgrade between 1.6 and 1.7 working copy formats.

Stefan
Received on 2009-03-23 01:37:36 CET

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