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Re: Migrating old format repositories (format 4), running into bad line endings

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:06:05 -0400

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Eric Johnson <eric_at_tibco.com> wrote:

> So I wrote myself a tool to go through all commit comments, and verify
> that no "CRs" appear in the svn:log entry. If I find them, I rewrite the
> log entry. That way, I can clean up existing repositories.
> However, I ran into a surprise. CR characters have also snuck into the
> svn:ignore property, which is *not* a revprop, and cannot be fixed by any
> of the tools available.
> I've seen that other people recommend editing the dump file directly, but
> that makes me quite nervous, especially on an 8MB dump file. Hoping there's
> a better way.

Have you tried creating a new repository with the format you want and then
use svnsync to sync the data to it? I seem to recall that svnsync will fix
the line endings as it syncs the log entries. I could be wrong though
because I see that svnsync has a --source-prop-encoding option that we
added for fixing non UTF8 log messages. So it is possible I am confusing
with that option. I would try it though since it is a a simple method to

Mark Phippard
Received on 2016-08-22 23:06:10 CEST

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