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Re: Issue #4476 - Mergeinfo containing r0 makes svnsync and svnadmin dump fail

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:55:01 +0000

Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 17.12.2014 17:13, Julian Foad wrote:
>>   * 'svnadmin load' always rewrites mergeinfo, which can change its form
>> even if it doesn't need to change it semantically. (Except, since
>> r1643074, if it's unparsable, it loads it unchanged instead of bombing
>> out.)
>>   * svnsync always 'normalizes' properties (encoding to UTF-8, EOL style to LF).
>> That's what we have. For 'svnadmin load' I think that's not
>> ideal: there should be a way to force it to load exactly what's in the dump
>> file, for data that *could* have been dumped from this version of repository and
>> server.

That's now http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4539 .

> For 'svnsync' I think it's reasonable that it should try to
> normalize metadata that may be considered invalid by the target repository,
> although other approaches may be possible.
> Ack ... sounds reasonable, given current behaviour in general.


- Julian
Received on 2014-12-17 23:56:58 CET

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