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Re: Proposal: Change repository's UUID over RA layer

From: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 19:45:22 +0530

Hi Greg,

Greg Stein writes:
> Why would an admin install a hook to allow changing a UUID? Why would
> a UUID be allowed to change over time? If a UUID is supposed to be
> changed, then why wouldn't that admin just do it himself? Why does
> this have to be allowed remotely?

Agreed- this feature has a very narrow usecase. Anyway, since I
started the thread, let me explain the motivation for this feature. It
derives from `svnrdump` -- Anybody without administrative priviliges
can actually mirror a complete Subversion repository using `svnrdump
dump | svnrdump load` quite efficiently. Let's say some sponsor wants
to provide a mirroring service- with the proposed feature the person
will simply have to create a blank repository and enable
pre-revprop-change/ pre-uuid-change on and wait for someone to load
the content into that repository. After the intial mirroring is done,
he can always turn off the pre-uuid-change. It's probably a
"dangerous" feature, and I don't know if it's worth the trouble.

-- Ram
Received on 2010-08-06 16:17:28 CEST

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