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Re: svndumpfilter: Invalid copy source path

From: Carsten Koch <Carsten.Koch_at_icem.com>
Date: 2005-08-17 17:54:53 CEST

Richard Stingel wrote:
> svndumpfilter: Invalid copy source path
> I'm receiving the above error when trying to filter a repository.
> I've tried including the path I want and excluding the path(s) I don't want, but
> all attempts fail.
> Is there any sort of workaround for this?

The reason for this message is, that one of the paths remaining
after filtering contains a file which originates from one of the
paths removed by filtering. In other words, the filter would
create a file whose history points into nowhere.

The only workaround that I can think of would be to always use
"svn import" instead of "svn copy"/"svn merge", but of course
that would be a a really ugly workaround taking away much of
svn's power and beauty.

IMHO, it would be best if some kind soul would fix svndumpfilter.
I guess svndumpfilter could simply insert the file without history
into the new repository at the point where it originally was inserted
with history via a copy operation. Maybe this needs to be enabled
by a new svndumpfilter call parameter, so the old behaviour would
remain as it is.


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Received on Wed Aug 17 18:01:20 2005

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