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RE: Multi-project repository setup and svn load problem

From: Gupta, Praful <pgupta_at_intercall.com>
Date: 2005-09-19 20:58:02 CEST

Hi Dale,

It did work this time. I dunno why it didn't work earlier, I had done
exactly as you have outlined. But only this time I used a fresh dump
file created from the existing repository.

You see I had used a tool to convert a PVCS repository into a subversion
one. The tool had created a dump file to use. But when I used the dump
file to load into a repository, it is not working.

So heres what I did;

First, I created a temp repository and loaded the contents into it. Then
I created a new dump file from this temp repository and followed the
steps and it worked.

You could also restrict the version numbers from bumping up every time
you create new project folder by creating multiple projects using a
single cmd then subversion would commit all of them at once thus bumping
the number by only one rather than several.


Now, I am gonna try restricting access to users using svnserve or apache
http mod. And later on, we are gonna have a windows machine so shall use
windows authentication instead. I shall keep this posted in case someone
else has similar problems.


Thanks a lot for your input. I hope this helps others too.




From: Dale Hirt [mailto:dale@sbcltd.com]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 2:19 PM
To: Gupta, Praful; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Multi-project repository setup and svn load problem




I see where you are going wrong. Do these steps:


1. Create your new repo

    svnadmin create /usr/local/SourceBases/subversion/ISDevelopment/

2. Create your new directories

    svn mkdir file:///usr/local/SourceBases/subversion/ISDevelopment/DEV
<file:///\\usr\local\SourceBases\subversion\ISDevelopment\DEV> -m
"Development Directory"

    svn mkdir
ols> -m "Development Directory"

3. Load your old repos into it

    svnadmin load /usr/local/SourceBases/subversion/ISDevelopment/
--parent-dir DEV/Audiocontrols <

Where you are going wrong is in assuing that DEV/Audiocontrols is a
folder hierarchy on disk. It is NOT.



                Where DEV/Audiocontrols is the folder hierarchy I need
to maintain. But I am confused as to what should I use as the virtual
root name (--parent-dir DEV/Audiocontrols)

                I even tried using only Audiocontrols but it didn't


                I was thinking that the only option is to create
repository within a repository to achieve what I needed.

                Any other suggestions on how to do this?




                From: Dale Hirt [mailto:dale@sbcltd.com]
                Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 1:26 PM
                To: Gupta, Praful; users@subversion.tigris.org
                Subject: RE: Multi-project repository setup and svn load




                Look at
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-09/0771.shtml. svnadmin load
--parent-dir <arg> is your friend.



                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Gupta, Praful
                        Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 9:08 AM
                        To: users@subversion.tigris.org
                        Subject: Multi-project repository setup and svn
load problem


                        I am trying to set up a multiple projects single
repository layout for some of our projects. Here is a sample layout of
what I need:

                        /Development (repository root)


                                                /Project A




                                                /Projects B




                        /Development is the root for the single
repository which has the project folders /DEV, /QA, /DEV/Project A. I
have this repository layout already setup. I tried to follow the steps
outlined in the svn book pages: 100-101.

                        I have dump files from different repositories
and I need to load them up as Project A or Project B. But whenever I try
to use svnadmin load it gives an error stating:


                        svnadmin: Can't open file '/DEV/Project
A/format': No such file or directory


                        I tried copying the format file into the Project
A folder but then it gave me another error:


                        svnadmin: Error opening db lockfile

                        svnadmin: Can't open file
'/Development/DEV/Project A/locks/db.lock': No such file or directory


                        It seems that in order to do something as
outlined in the book, you need to have the target setup as a repository
rather than a project folder. Is this true or am I missing some steps?


                        I tried using svn import by setting up a temp
repository for Project A and then trying to import it into the layout
but it failed again giving the same error.


                        Plz advise on how to load dump files from
different repositories in to a multi-project repository where there are
projects folders rather than being a repository within a repository


                        The server is setup on a Unix box and running




                        Praful Gupta

                        Software Engineer

                        Intercall: A Subsidiary of West Corporation

                        p: 706-643-8339 c: 706-518-8119 f:

                        email: pgupta@intercall.com url:

Received on Mon Sep 19 21:02:41 2005

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