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Re: [svn 1.3.1] Revision Number changes on import via "svnadmin load"

From: Danny van Heumen <danny.vanheumen_at_hccnet.nl>
Date: 2007-01-27 19:16:12 CET

Jeff Smith wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 11:45, Matthias Quade wrote:
> It seems I've had the opposite problem. I tried to 'compact' unused
> revision numbers after removing some paths from the repository using
> svndumpfilter, but it keeps these empty revisions as placeholders.
That is intended.
Having large files in your repository costs a lot of space and this
space simply can't be won back unless you rebuild your repositoy without
the files in it (like with dumping and loading a dumpfile).
Subversion has revision numbers in abundance and it actually *tries* to
keep the same revision for every commit because you could have used
these numbers in log messages and such. (You wouldn't want a log message
to say: Fixing a bug that occurred in r854 while you only have 700
revisions :-P.)

I don't think it's going to be easy to "recycle" those wasted numbers.
And I also think you shouldn't want to...


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