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Re: loading a dump file with revision gaps, possible?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-05 13:11:02 CEST

Tor Ringstad wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> If r723 depends on paths that were created in r721 and r722, then
>> no, the r723 commit won't apply cleanly against an r720 repository.
>> But if not, then you should be fine.
>
> Is this really the only thing to worry about?
>
> Since the dump file contains diffs, I would have thought that having a
> hole in the revision history would mean potensial for trouble with all
> later changes to the paths that were changed in r721/r722?
>
> Does it make a difference to the robustness of things if the dump was
> made with --deltas or not?

Dump files contain fulltexts unless --deltas is passed.

>> Keep in mind that the revision numbers will change too
>
> Would it be possible to create an empty revision to avoid this? There
> are several good reasons why one would *not* want the revision numbers
> to shift around, e.g. if they are used in log messages for keeping
> track of merges.

Yes, you can write Revision stanzas in the dumpfile without and Node
stanzas, which will create empty revisions on loading. I don't think there
is any way to create an empty revision with the command line client, though.

Max.

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