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Re: %file unwise?

From: Gary Thomas <gary_at_mlbassoc.com>
Date: 2004-12-05 15:44:31 CET

On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 06:04, Jani Averbach wrote:
> On 2004-12-03 16:19-0700, Gary Thomas wrote:
> > I'm converting an old CVS repository which has many files named %meta.
> > Mostly this has worked fine, until I tried a merge between two branches
> > where one branch had a %meta file that had to be created as a result of
> > the merge. When I went to commit, I got an error:
> You have been bitten by this:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1905
> The good news is that this is fixed, and should be in 1.1.2 when it
> will be released.

Any idea/schedule when that might be?

> In the meantime, you have couple of options:
> Set up temporary ra_svn (svnserve) server, and do the merge via it.
> The bug only affects ra_dav. Or build your own client from 1.1.x
> branch and use it. In both cases you have to redo the merge, because
> the problem is that your .svn/entries file contains an attribute
> (copyfrom-url) which is not url-escaped.

Could I just edit the one .svn/entries entry that's messed up (by hand)?

> BR, Jani
> P.S. Your third option is that you do a (perl)script which will fix
> those "copyfrom-url" attributes so that they are properly escaped.
> If you decide to go this route, please remember: It is long and dark
> journey and there are hidden dangers along your path. Moreover,
> nobody will help you if you busted your working copy or _repository_,
> so make backups. You are messing with the internals of SVN, so you
> could drive SVN to burn your house or poison your pet. Be warned.

Isn't this a standard PERL disclaimer? (I'm a Python person :-)

Thanks for any assistance

Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com>
MLB Associates
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Received on Sun Dec 5 15:46:42 2004

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