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Re: use svnadmin to set revision number?

From: Tom Vaughan <tom_at_creativedigitalsys.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 07:24:25 CEST

On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 03:42 +0200, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2006, at 03:28, Tom Vaughan wrote:
> > we migrated a subversion repository from one machine to another.
> > about a week later, we had a harddrive failure on the new machine.
> > unfortunately we hadn't put the new machine on the backup schedule.
> > so we've lost the changesets since the migration, but that's not a
> > big deal. i have the "canonical" version checked out. but i'm about
> > 50 revision numbers beyond the old repository. what i want to do
> > (other suggestions welcomed) is restore the old repository, check
> > in what i have, and then "add 50" to the repository version number.
> > this way everyone else will be none the wiser, and have to update
> > to my canonical copy before they check-in (assuming they have
> > missed a couple of the most recent check ins). i hope this is
> > clear. so my question is how to "add 50"? i didn't find this in the
> > svn book. thanks much.
> Not possible. You must stop using all old working copies, as they are
> now invalid and it will cause endless problems to attempt to check
> things in from them. You must create new working copies, manually
> migrate over any changes, commit these, and continue with the new
> lower revision numbers.

why? why would ci'ing and rm'ing until the revision number is correct
fail me?


p.s. thanks to all those who've responded with helpful suggestions.

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