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Re: svnadmin --compatible-version=1.9.0

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:25:29 -0400

On 03/22/2013 11:13 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> svnadmin.c has this code:
>
> /* We can't create repository with a version newer than what
> the running version of Subversion supports. */
> if (! svn_version__at_least(&latest,
> compatible_version->major,
> compatible_version->minor,
> compatible_version->patch))
> {
> err = svn_error_createf(SVN_ERR_UNSUPPORTED_FEATURE, NULL,
> _("Cannot guarantee compatibility "
> "beyond the current running version "
> "(%s)"),
> SVN_VER_NUM );
> return EXIT_ERROR(err);
> }
>
> Should the condition be relaxed to (compatible_version->major != latest->major)?
>
> After all, if someone passes "1.9.0", that's fine --- we'll just create
> a 1.8.0-style repository, and our compatibility rules imply that 1.9.0
> will know to read it. Similarly, if someone passes "1.8.2", then
> regardless of whether this svnadmin is 1.8.0 or 1.8.4, e can just go
> ahead and create a 1.8-stlye repository; 1.8.2 will be able to read it.
>
> In other words, the "is my version number at least X" behaviour might be
> useful, but --compatible-version= doesn't seem to be the right place for it.

Makes sense to me.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2013-03-22 16:26:03 CET

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