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Re: how to import without changing revision number ?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 04:00:34 -0500

On Oct 8, 2009, at 03:56, J. Bakshi wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>
>
>> So you're trying to make a "template repository" for your users to
>> use? Ok, you can do that. Set up your repository how you want it,
>> then
>> "svnadmin dump -rHEAD /path/to/repo > /path/to/dumpfile". This will
>> dump only a single revision, representing the way the repository
>> looks
>> at HEAD. This "template dumpfile" can then be turned into a new
>> repository with "svnadmin create /path/to/newrepo && svnadmin load
>> /path/to/newrepo --ignore-uuid < /path/to/dumpfile". The new
>> repository will be at revision 1. (Revision 0 is empty in every
>> repository.)
>
> Your assumption is absolutely right. I am sorry that I could not
> clarify
> it properly but you have done it by "template repository" . And the
> solution is perfect.
> millions of thanks and have a great day.

You're welcome!

I didn't specifically point out why above, but please do remember to
use --ignore-uuid whenever creating a repository from the template
dumpfile. If you do not, you will over time end up with multiple
repositories which, though they have different contents, share a uuid.
The uuid is the "universally unique identifier" of a repository, so
you must take care that it is in fact universally unique, and not
identical.

This is also the reason you should distribute and use the dumpfile,
and not distribute and use a repository itself (since your template
repository, like all other repositories, would have a uuid already
associated with it).

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