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Re: [PATCH] svnadmin load will not import dump with windows newline character in svn:mergeinfo

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 18:20:56 -0400

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi John - Do you know how the mergeinfo in r40998 was created?  Was it
> the result of a merge or a propset/propedit or something else
> entirely?  Also, can you hazard a guess as to what version of
> Subversion (or some other client tool) was used to make it?
> If possible I'd like to figure out how the <CR> got in your repository
> in the first place before making any fixes to dump/load.

I am not sure why we are thinking this is anything special (related to
mergeinfo). We have had many reports of people running into this
problem for all sorts of properties. SVN 1.6 requires that all
properties only have LF line endings. If you ever edited the
properties on Windows and did not normalize the line endings yourself,
it is just a given you are going to have this problem. We know that
users are regularly editing svn:mergeinfo so why should we be any more
surprised about this than we are with all of the reports for
svn:ignore, svn:externals and/or log messages?

Personally, I am not sure there was much value in suddenly making the
server enforce this restriction when our client libraries have never
done anything to help with this normalization. If anything, it seems
like we should have put this in the client and let the server still
accept the old property values.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-05-12 00:22:02 CEST

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