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Re: Forever deleting something from repo

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-11-04 09:47:39 CET

Alex R. Mosteo wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>
>> On Nov 3, 2004, at 9:13 AM, Martin Struwe wrote:
>>
>>> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote, On 03.11.2004 04:25:
>>>
>>>> On Nov 2, 2004, at 9:00 AM, Alex R. Mosteo wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I see a FAQ entry about some future "svnadmin obliterate". It says
>>>>> it's a post-1.0 feature. Since I don't see any hint to this in the
>>>>> roadmap, I want to ask: has this been totally put aside? Or is still
>>>>> somewhere [estimation?] down the road?
>>>>
>>>> It's not scheduled yet, but still a long-term goal. See issue 516.
>>>
>>>
>>> If I have a password in my repository, I need a Solution now
>>> for 1.0.9.
>>> Can I move the the old Version in a protected Subdirectory, so
>>> that nobody can view the wrong commit?
>>>
>>
>> Use 'svnadmin dump', 'svndumpfilter', and 'svnadmin load' to rebuild a
>> new repository. The book discusses this in chapter 5. That's the only
>> way to make history disappear.
>
> If you have read my other post about a 'broken pipe', you'll know that
> for some reason svndumpfilter dies when trying to exclude a particular
> folder tree from my (big) repo. (Oddly, if I only *keep* that folder, it
> works. That suggest the problem is out of that folder).
>
> So, I'm alone here? No solution or workaround?

svnadmin dump

Use a binary-clean editor to manually edit the dumpfile.
(Simplest thing would be to just search for the password, and replace it
with the same number of X-es.)

svnadmin load

Max.

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