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Re: edit log message after commit

From: Petra Langebroek <Petra.Langebroek_at_awi.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 17:00:31 +0200

On 1 Sep 2010, at 4:22 PM, Andy Levy wrote:

> Please don't reply directly to me. Use Reply to All to reply to the
> mailing list.
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 09:38, Petra Langebroek <Petra.Langebroek_at_awi.de> wrote:
>> On 1 Sep 2010, at 3:27 PM, Andy Levy wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 06:31, Petra Langebroek <Petra.Langebroek_at_awi.de>
>> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am using an relatively old version of subversion (1.3.1) and would like to
>> edit a log file that I already committed to the main repository.
>> The normal solutions of changing the properties
>> svn propedit -r N --revprop svn:log URL
>> or
>> svnadmin setlog -r <Rev. Nr> --bypass-hooks <File with log-message>
>> dont work, because this version had no "hooks" directory.
>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
>> Subversion has had hook scripts since before 1.3. Why does your
>> repository not have a "hooks" directory at all? Did you delete it?
>> What is the *actual* error message you get - please don't just say "it
>> doesn't work" - there should be a useful error message returned.
>> I have no clue why I don't have this hooks directory, I never deleted it.
>> Maybe because I did not set up the initial project, only joined an already
>> existing project, and just "checkout" the project?
> Hooks are on the server, not in your working copy. They reside in the
> same directory as the repository.

Ok, maybe that is the problem: my repository is at a website.

>> If I type:
>> svn propset svn:log "Added wisosw_d as input file" -r65 --revprop
>> Error:
>> svn: DAV request failed; it's possible that the repository's
>> pre-revprop-change hook either failed or is non-existent
>> svn: At least one property change failed; repository is unchanged
>> If I type:
>> svnadmin setlog -r 65 --bypass-hooks newlog.txt
>> (Where newlog.txt is "Added wisosw_d as input file".)
>> Error:
>> svnadmin: Exactly one file argument required
> What does svnadmin setlog take for parameters (I haven't had 1.3
> around for years, so I don't recall)? svnadmin help setlog

svnadmin help setlog:

setlog: usage: svnadmin setlog REPOS_PATH -r REVISION FILE

Set the log-message on revision REVISION to the contents of FILE. Use
--bypass-hooks to avoid triggering the revision-property-related hooks
(for example, if you do not want an email notification sent
from your post-revprop-change hook, or because the modification of
revision properties has not been enabled in the pre-revprop-change

NOTE: revision properties are not historied, so this command
will permanently overwrite the previous log message.

Valid options:
  -r [--revision] arg : specify revision number ARG (or X:Y range)
  --bypass-hooks : bypass the repository hook system

I tried:
svnadmin setlog http://aforge.awi.de/svn/echam5iso -r 65 --bypass-hooks newlog.txt

svnadmin: 'http://aforge.awi.de/svn/echam5iso' is an URL when it should be a path

Indeed it is an ULR, but I never used a path.

"svn info" gives:

Path: .
URL: http://aforge.awi.de/svn/echam5iso
Repository Root: http://aforge.awi.de/svn/echam5iso
Received on 2010-09-01 17:01:33 CEST

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