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Re: Property setting

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 07:25:46 +0200

JWalker wrote:
> I want to create a script that
> - creates new repository
> - imports directory tree (branches, tags, trunk, trunk/wrk, trunk/
> public)
> - sets properties to trunk, trunk/wrk, trunk/public such as
> tsvn:logminsize 10, bugtraq:.... e tc.
> At the moment of creating a repository there is no checkouted work
> copy.
> I tried with TSVN; and TSVN was able to add a property to trunk (not
> recursively).
> As a result new revision appeared.
> So, TSVN is capable to do this interactively from the repo browser. It
> asked for a message,
> and I entered it. This message appeared in the log.
> 'svn propset' has no option for entering any message and this is why I
> think
> 'svn propset' is not the right command.

Ah, now that can be done much easier:

* create new repository
* checkout the empty repository
* create the directory tree, add the folders
* set the properties on the folders
* commit (results in rev1 in the repository)


* dump that repository (svnadmin dump > repotemplate)

to create new repositories, use the repotemplate dump file:

* svnadmin create newrepository
* svnadmin load --ignore-uuid < repotemplate

After that, you have your repository set up with all the properties and
dir structure you want.

important: don't forget the --ignore-uuid when loading the dump file!
Otherwise all your repositories will have the same uuid, which is very,
very bad.

as an optional step, you could change the svn:date revision property
(that of rev1) to the current date after loading the dump template file
into the new repository.


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