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Re: svn:author revision property set to ^C

From: Jeffrey Chang <jeffrey.t.chang_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-31 20:34:03 CEST

On 31/07/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> On 7/31/06, Jeffrey Chang <jeffrey.t.chang@gmail.com> wrote:

[cut description of problem: svn:author gets set to ^C]

> > Where does the value of svn:author come from? Where would be a good
> > place for the IT folk to begin looking? I am using default
> > pre-revprop-change and other scripts, so those should not be affecting
> > the value.
> What exactly are you trying to do? Debug how it got there in the
> first place? Or just make the problem go away?

Top priority is to make the problem go away, permanently. Figuring
out how it got there would be a bonus.

> If it's a fsfs repository it's not that hard to make the problem go
> away (svn pset over file:// should be able to do it, if you've got a
> pre-revprop-change hook that allows modification of svn:author,
> alternatively you can tweak the revision's properties file on disk by
> hand). Tracking down where the problem came from is far more work.

Yes, that works. I can fix the properties file by hand, and the
repository then appears to work normally.

This occurs every time I check files into the repository. So the
procedure now is to svn commit, fix the revision properties, move the
broken .svn/log, svn cleanup, and svn update to update the revision
number (which didn't get updated in the broken svn commit); which is
too painful to do every time.

It appears that this error occurs only over file:// and not over
svn+ssh://. Since it looks like tracking down the problem will be
difficult, maybe I'll just switch over to svn+ssh. Are there any
relatively easy tests I can do to see where the author might be
getting messed up when accessing with file://?


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