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Re: [TSVN] Annoyance when dealing with network fs repos

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-08-13 15:51:10 CEST

Martin Eckardt wrote:

> you asked on the subversion list if there is a method to check the type
> of a repos.

Yes. And if you read the answer to that: there is no such API.

> Now you removed the complete code for checking, why?

As mentioned before, the warning confuses users. On a FSFS repository,
the warning doesn't apply. And even if the warning would clearly state
that, the user won't have any chance to see what type of repository
(s)he's accessing. So they get worried.
If they access a BDB that way, they won't get far: the next commit will
throw an error because the repository got corrupted.

> if an user uses the bdb in svn 1.1 the message is still valid, isn't it?


> I'm also often impatiently, but waiting for an answer from the
> subversion guys would be better in this case i think

If I would always wait for an answer there, I wouldn't get far ;)


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Received on Fri Aug 13 16:59:18 2004

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