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Re: merging repos with svnadmin load, "rev numbers will be off"?

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 23:00:59 CET

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#multi-merge
> "How do I merge two completely separate repositories?
> What does that last comment mean, precisely? I'm hoping it means:
> "If you refer to specific revisions in comments, bug trackers, etc, then
> your revision references will be inaccurate after the merge. The revision
> numbers will be positively offset by a constant, specifically the revision
> number at the time of svnadmin load. For all subversion operations, such
> as identifying branch points, merge ranges, etc., the validity of the
> imported changesets, and its copy and revision functionality in subversion
> will be unchanged, except for this revision number offset."

Yes, that's what it means, except that I think it's possible for other
unrelated new revisions to be added to the repository while the load
is in progress. If that happens (presumably because somebody else did
a commit while you were waiting for the load to complete), then the
revision number offset will not be constant.

Also remember that properties might contain references to version
numbers. AFAIK svn:externals is the only such property used by
subversion itself, but add on tools might have their own properties that
would be adversely affected by changes in revision numbering.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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