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Re: svn blame not working for files which had binary mime-type in a previous revision

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:47 +0100

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 01:57:16PM +0100, Ferenc Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to bring up an old issue here:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2089
> I've just bumped into this, and first it was really confusing why would svn
> blame work with one xml file, but not with the other, as the
> Skipping binary file: 'reference/apc/book.xml'
> wasn't really helpful.
> I understand that the discussion back in 2004 didn't reached an agreement
> about how to resolve the issue, but could we at least change the error
> message to something like:
> Skipping binary file: 'reference/apc/book.xml' as binary mime-type was
> found in revision X, use --force to proceed.
> This would at least lessen the confusion on the users part.
> ps: please cc me to the replies as I'm not subscribed to the list.

Sure, this is a small but useful improvement, and also serves as
a reference to star wars (ep. 4 to 6 only of course :)

I've made the message say the follwing (in http://svn.apache.org/r1441017):

  Skipping binary file (use --force to treat as text): 'foo/bar.xml'

Are you happy enough with this change being shipped in Subversion 1.8
when it is released? I don't think this qualifies as a bug fix we must
backport to the 1.7 series. This change affects translations, which are
rarely updated on release branches and I'd rather avoid breaking them.
Received on 2013-01-31 16:31:50 CET

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