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upgraded repository issue

From: Dolan O'Toole <dolan.otoole_at_corelogic.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:39:23 -0000


I'm having a strange problem viewing the revision history using the
latest TortoiseSVN on a repository that was upgraded from SVN 1.2 to 1.5
using the standard dump/load mechanism.


What I did was using svn 1.5.4 windows binaries I dumped revisions 0 -
10,000 of my existing repository, then loaded this dump into an empty
svn 1.5 repository that was first created using VisualSVN server, then
on another attempt using the standard svnadmin create.

After the load I could see the history in the new repository using
Tortoise. It was identical to the original repository. I then checked
out a branch, made a local change and committed the change. Using
TortoiseSVN again to look at the history of the branch I would have
expected my new change to be listed as the latest revision, but it was
not. It was only listing the revisions that were loaded from the dump

I then added a new file to my working copy and committed that. I then
tried to look at the log file for this new file. Tortoise prompted to
work offline. If I clicked "Offline for now" then the log lists one
revision, with an incorrect revision number. If I clicked "Don't go
offline" I am prompted again to work offline. A second click of "Don't
go offline" and an error message is displayed along the lines of "File
not found: revision 929, path '/trunk/somebranch/file.xml'" The revision
number shown in that error message changes sometimes. I checked the
revisions from the error message by looking in the history for the
repository. The looked identical to the original repository that the
dump was taken from.

The strange thing is, if I run svn log at the command line or use
subclipse in eclipse, the revision history is displayed correctly. I
have also tried the RapidSVN client which worked. Even the Jira
subversion plug-in was picking up the new revisions as they were tagged
with appropriate jira IDs.


I have tried loading the dump into a FSFS and BDB repository, accessing
it via http, https, svn and directly using file:// but the problem still

It seems if I load a few revisions, say 500 this problem doesn't occur.
The 10,000 revisions I loaded was just a test. The actual repository I
am upgrading has over 30,000 revisions.

I have no problems with using TortoiseSVN 1.5.5 to access my old 1.2
repository. Could it be something that is happening during the dump
loading that Tortoise doesn't like?

If anyone has any idea what the problem could be, I would appreciate the
help. Thanks


Best Regards


Dolan O'Toole
Received on 2008-10-27 20:39:33 CET

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