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Re: Stop versioning a file

From: Alexander <the44secs_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 04:31:05 -0700 (PDT)

Quite useful. Thank you, Konstantin.

Regarding the svnadmin, where do I find this tool? Do I need to
install Subversion in addition to TortoiseSVN to get to it or is there
a way to upgrade the server through TortoiseSVN?

On Jul 10, 5:53 pm, "Konstantin Kolinko" <knst.koli..._at_gmail.com>
wrote:
> You may start with upgrading the clients only. (If you are not among
> those people that use file: protocol).
>
> 1.5 clients do work well with 1.4 servers, and new features that are
> client-side ones will be working.
>
> Also, besides removing / renaming the file and placing it into ignore
> list (that is the recommended way to deal with your problem), there
> is one new feature in 1.5 that might worth trying:
>  changelists.
>
> You may try it without upgrading your server.
> (It will upgrade your working copy, though, see release notes).
>
> I have not tries it yet, but from what I am reading here, placing a file
> into a named changelist will separate it from the other files in the
> commit dialog, so that it will be at least visually separated from
> the other changed files.
>
> But, of course, I suppose that your working copy will be shown
> as having changes (with those red marks on your folders and so on).
>
> From the help:
> "TortoiseSVN reserves one changelist name for its own use,
> namely ignore-on-commit. This is used to mark versioned files
> which you almost never want to commit even though they have
> local changes. This feature is described in Section 5.4.3,
> "Excluding Items from the Commit List"."
>
> A caveat:
> citing from the help: "The changelist feature in TortoiseSVN is only
> available in Windows XP and later, as it depends on a shell capability
> which is not present in Windows 2000. "
>
> 2008/7/10 Alexander <the44s..._at_yahoo.com>:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I know, I know... but even with backups, I fear it all, I tell you,
> > all.
>
> > On Jul 10, 3:40 am, Kurt Pruenner <l..._at_gmx.at> wrote:
> >> Alexander wrote:
> >> > Well, that explains it. Thank you, Stefan.
>
> >> > Now all I have to do is to overcome the fear of destroying the
> >> > repositories while I upgrade them...
>
> >> There's this handy little thing called a "backup"... :)
>
> >> Just archive all repository folders while the server isn't running, or
> >> manually do a dump of each repository using svnadmin dump (from the old
> >> subversion) before performing any upgrades.
>
> >> --
>
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