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Re: checkout by date gives wrong version of repo

From: Steven Bakke <steven.bakke_at_amd.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:27:29 -0400

On Oct 1, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Christian Bird wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to study the evolution of ant and I'm doing checkouts of
> ant's svn repo in three month increments. I have been checking out
> with:
> svn co --revision {2008-7-1}
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/core/trunk/ foobar
> For appropriate dates. This seems to work until I get before
> 2006-1-1. If I give it any date prior to that, I get the repo as of
> that date. I know by browsing their repo online, that changes were
> being made prior to that.
> Also, I can browse the online ant repo and find the revision closest
> to a date I want and check it out by revision number and things work
> correctly. So if I do

If I understand correctly, when you fetch something based upon the
date, it is actually relying on an 'svn:date' property. It is
possible that before some point in time, this property is missing for
all of those revisions.

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