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Re: How to remove *latest* revision(s) from repository?

From: Bob Proulx <bob_at_proulx.com>
Date: 2005-08-08 18:10:34 CEST

Holger Stratmann wrote:
> To all: I think there "should" be a simpler solution - at least for fsfs!
> Actually, I could imagine that this "feature" could be implemented in
> svnadmin within something like an hour. (!! no, really!). Of course (?)
> it should be svnadmin and not svn client... (it *could* break working
> copies)
> After all, this is just about deleting a few (revision) files, nothing
> more! (and telling SubVersion that they don't exist any more)
> My "entire" problem is about 4-6 bytes. The "current" file starts with
> the current revision number in plain text and then about 5 more characters.
> Dumping and reloading an entire repository seems to be an awful solution
> for this...
> >Search the mailing list archives for "svnadmin" "dump" and "load" and
> >you should fine various examples. This is a very similar problem to
> >the one of changing underlying database formats.
> I don't agree here. Changing the database format affects ALL data - and
> it affects data you want to keep.
> What I need is just deleting the latest additions (no problem at all in
> fsfs!) and then letting SubVersion know that they are gone...

Here is the project issue number on this problem. Please read it to
see why this is really not a simple thing to do.


And actually I should have suggested that you search for "obliterate"
too. There is at least a hundred postings deep discussing this issue
in this next thread.


Things are actually rather complicated.


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