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Re: Committing .svn dirs and your're toast?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-07 23:20:48 CET

On Dec 7, 2004, at 4:15 PM, Roland Besserer wrote:

> I'm in the processing of fixing an svn database because a large
> commit was mistakenly based on an earlier, modified svn checkout
> located in a new directory. Because it was based on an earlier
> svn checkout, the directory tree had all the original .svn directories
> still in place. The .svn directories were not filtered out during
> the commit and ended up in the repository.

I don't undestand, there shouldn't be any way to get '.svn' dirs into
the repository. 'svn import' skips over them, so should 'svn commit'.
How did you get them in there? It would be great to have a
reproduction recipe.

> I'm fixing this by removing the entire check-in via the svnadmin dump,
> svndumpfilter, svnadmin load sequence. Tedious and pretty slow.

You can also fix just by running 'svn rm URL' on each .svn/ URL. No
working copy required.

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