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

From: Tor Ringstad <tor.ringstad_at_tandberg.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 12:51:16 CEST

> This should be fairly obvious. Having a delta is useless if you've
> lost the original to apply it to. I.e. any future changes to a path
> changed in the lost revision will fail.

I was wondering about the finer nuances, i.e. what happens when you
lose the original, but still have something _similar_ to it, like the
previous revision.

With contextual diffs, you have a fair chance of getting something
useful even if not applied to the exact original. However, after
reading a bit about the delta format that svn employs, I realize that
it is very compact and with little redundancy, so I assume losing a
revision in a dump file made with --deltas would be pretty fatal?

When you say that "any future changes to a path changed in the lost
revision will fail", do you imply that "svnadmin load" would detect
that something is wrong, or would it silently produce rubbish?

- Tor Ringstad -

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