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Re: svn mv "breaks" annotate?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-07-10 09:12:25 CEST

Jason Winnebeck <jpwasp@rit.edu> writes:
> I have used svndumpfilter and svndumptool to transform dumps in the
> past, but I didn't think about this one. The problem is that I
> converted the repository a few days ago and opened it up so only
> noticed this problem after the move as I tested annotate and history
> right after conversion but not after moving everything. I think I'll
> just have to "suck this one up" as even after I fix this problem we
> will have a good number more renames left. In VSS a lot of operations
> were horrible and this is one of many reasons why we wanted to switch
> to SVN for so long is the promise of easy moves, refactors, and
> branches, and it's disappointing to see this.

Well, it would almost certainly be possible to get this all fixed,
while not losing since the switchover with some fancy dumpfile
maneuvering. However, it may not be worth it to you.

> I guess my real reason for asking is to ask if I did something wrong
> and/or if there was a better way, but I suppose the final answer on
> this is "no."

No, you didn't do anything wrong. The "better way" would have simply
been the workaround: to do the dumpfile editing during the conversion.


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