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RE: Repository files appearing in repository?

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 19:40:48 CET

G'day Ben,

The latest occurrence of this problem does indeed look like developer
error. Thanks for the reminder about the "svn log" command! ;-)

Peter Monks http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/
pmonks_at_sydneyclimbing.com http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/4455/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:17am
> To: Monks, Peter
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Repository files appearing in repository?
> On Dec 21, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Monks, Peter wrote:
> >
> > Initially I thought that perhaps this was user error (ie. someone
> > accidentally checking in the SVN repository files), but on
> reflection
> > I realised that this is highly unlikely, since our developers don't
> > have access to the servers where the SVN repository files
> are stored.
> Never heard of a problem like this before... you're the first.
> But frankly, I don't see how it *couldn't* be a user error,
> exactly as
> you describe. Any user can run 'svnadmin create blah' inside
> a working
> copy and then mistakenly 'svn add' and 'svn commit' the blah/
> directory. (Or just 'svn import' it.)
> Another likely culprit is that a misbehaving shell script or cron job
> is doing the same thing.
> Also, you have history: why don't you find out who added the
> mysterious files, and when? Run 'svn log -v' on the root URL of your
> repository. There's no need to wonder where they came from.

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