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From Jan Stürtz <jan.stue...@contact.de>
Subject Re: svnadmin dump fails with E200020: Pathname not terminated by ':'
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:53:31 GMT
Hi Philip,
sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your details.
That helped and works fine for us.

Kind regards

  - Jan


Am 16.08.2013 11:51, schrieb Philip Martin:
> Jan Stürtz <jan.stuertz@contact.de> writes:
> 
>> Hi list,
>> we have a quite old & grown svn repository here. With some "interesting"
>> svn:mergeinfo Properties. (see the diff below)
>>
>> This seems to be been allowed in earlier svn versions.
>>
>> For backup Issues svn copy worked fine for all the time,
>> but now we want to update our server (svn version & hardware) and
>> do a full svn dump/load cycle:
>>
>> svnadmin dump --incremental -r 59979 src-100904/ > /root/src.dump
>> svnadmin: E200020: Pathname not terminated by ':'
>>
>> As reading a little bit in the docs & code I found out that there is a
>> possibility to bypass the check on svn load (--bypass-prop-validation),
>> but not with svn dump.
>>
>> It looks like we have mutliple Changes like this one.
>>
>> Does anyone have suggestions how to get on with that issue?
> 
> The mergeinfo is only parsed for partial dumps, i.e. when the start
> revision greater than one, as this allows the dump process to issue a
> warning when the mergeinfo refers to revisions not in the dump file.
> The only workaround is to do full dumps which bypasses the mergeinfo
> parse and will write the invalid mergeinfo to the dumpfile.  You will
> then need to correct the mergeinfo in the dumpfile as load will fail to
> load a dumpfile with invalid mergeinfo.
> 


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