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Tools for rewriting history Re: [RFC] Altering copyfrom information in repository

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:26:02 +0200

Stefan Sperling wrote on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 15:04:01 +0100:
> 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).

Perhaps operate at revision granularity?

That is, devise a way to encode an editor drive in a file[1], and have
svnsync/svndumptool drive a specific revision from that file rather than
from their usual data source?

svnsync sync --exception r42=/tmp/new-r42.svndrive $URL $URL2

[1] implemenetation detail: would probably be more convenient to store
the new-file-contents in separate files than inline in one massive file.
Received on 2011-11-22 20:26:54 CET

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