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Subversion not recording commit history

From: JP Hindin <jplist_at_kiwigeek.com>
Date: 2005-12-22 22:18:42 CET

Greetings folks;
I'm a new Subversion user and am having a bit of difficulty, as Subversion
is not remembering any of the commit messages.

The repository is set up on a Debian box (running the Sarge stable
subversion package), running under it's own user/group. All users on the
system expected to talk to Subversion are in the same group as subversion,
and the repository directory has been 'chown -R svn:svn /svn/' to get it
all on the correct permissions.

I have imported, checked out, made multiple commits, and exported to the
dev server with nary a hiccup. The file versions exported are the latest
in my working copy, verifying that svn is revisioning correctly and is
spitting out the latest 'copy' of the files.

Unfortunately 'svn log' shows nothing except the initial import, and 'svn
diff' returns empty handed.

A snippet:

jphindin@pinhead:/working$ svn status
M callsched
jphindin@pinhead:/working$ svn ci -m "Test message"
Sending callsched
Transmitting file data .
Committed revision 17.
jphindin@pinhead:/working$ svn log
r5 | jphindin | 2005-12-19 10:00:46 -0600 (Mon, 19 Dec 2005) | 2 lines

Initial import of documents into trunk

Now, perhaps I'm missing something, but if history logging was working, an
'svn log' should most certainly display the "Test message" commit message.
I am unsure where to look. Since I am able to update the repository
without problems, I can't understand where any permissions errors could

Any advice will be gratefully received;

My thanks;

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Received on Sun Dec 25 03:21:07 2005

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