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Re: [RFC] Altering copyfrom information in repository

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:06:45 -0500

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:04 AM, 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 agree with Stefan. I would suggest investing effort in better dump
file tools. Remember the tool that Eric Raymond contributed?


Perhaps this sort of support could be added to that tool.

He also has his reposurgeon tool that does not operate on dump files
but git fast-import streams:


Maybe should be looking at better ways to interact with that format so
we can benefit from tools created around it?

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-11-22 21:07:16 CET

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