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Re: svnrdump: Faking revision 0

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:03:01 +0100

Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon_at_gmail.com> writes:

> Ramkumar Ramachandra writes:
>> svn:sync-from-url - it's clear why svnsync needs this. After the
>> `init`, subsequent calls to `sync` needs this information, but isn't
>> given it explicitly.
>
> We can keep this.
>
>> svn:sync-currently-copying and svn:sync-last-merged-rev - `sync` needs
>> to know how many revisions to copy.
>
> I looked more closely and found out that these headers have to be
> updated everytime a revision is written (hooked into revstart and
> revfinish functions). Since we write immediately to the stream, we
> cannot use this technique- to enable resume support, we must actually
> look at the tail of the dumpfile supplied and see which revision was
> dumped last. Hence, I'm dropping these two headers.
>
>> svn:sync-from-uuid - I'm not sure why svnsync NEEDS this, but I
>> suppose it's just for completeness/ elegance.
>
> We can keep this.
>
>> svn: date - I'm guessing that this is the date the repository was
>> created, as opposed to the date of the original checkin. This should
>> be possible to get via the RA API I think, althought I haven't figured
>> out how.
>
> It turns out that this is a REAL revision property that I can get by
> passing a 0 revision argument to svn_ra_rev_proplist.

They are all the same (REAL?), they are all just unversioned revision
properties.

Like Stefan I don't understand why svnrdump is inventing revsion
properties. It should simply dump those that exist, it should not add
anything that does not exist.

-- 
Philip
Received on 2010-07-23 13:03:45 CEST

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