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Re: [RFC] Altering copyfrom information in repository

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:18:22 +0200

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:04 PM, "Stefan Sperling" <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 01:32:02PM +0100, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> >
> > Having a way to do this with svnsync and svndumptool would already be
> > very useful. It would at least give some assurance to svn admins that
> > these things are 'repairable'. Being able to fix a live repository
> > would of course be even better :-).
> Editing dump files has always been the approach to fixing up mistakes in
> history. So I don't think we need a change in the FS backends. Instead
> we need better dump file editing capabilities. svndumptool might go
> part of the way. But ideally this would be built into svndumpfilter or
> a new offical tool that edits dump files (rather than just filtering
> nodes from a dumpfile).

I may have hinted at that in my previous mail, but one thing I think is
possible is a tool that edits $REPOS/db/ offline.

That is, if there are changes which are easy to effect to a filesystem
tree without re-creating all the "remainder of history", then a tool
that effects them --- without catering for concurrent readers, or even
for before-it-started-its-thing readers --- might be writeable and useful.
Received on 2011-11-22 18:18:54 CET

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