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From Baruch Burstein <>
Subject Fwd: Sample repo dump
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:19:47 GMT
Resending to the list (accidentally replied privately)

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From: Baruch Burstein <>
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: Sample repo dump
To: Andreas Stieger <>

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Andreas Stieger <>

> Hello,
> > On 4 Nov 2014, at 08:15, Baruch Burstein <> wrote:
> >
> > I am working on a tool that will extract data from svn dumps (such as
> produced by `svnadmin dump` and `svnrdump`).
> You will probably find the API, bindings and tools support for loaded
> repositories much more complete and suitable for your project for most
> tasks except those specifically designed to manipulate dumps.
> What are you trying to achieve?

A module to import svn dumps into another SCM.

> > I would like to make sure I can handle all kinds of cases, both common
> and corner cases (not error cases such as malformed dumps). Is there a
> sample repo or sample dump file that I can use? I would like it to include
> as many types of flows as possible (add/copy/delete/move for both files and
> directories, merges of various kinds, branches, etc.) while also keeping
> the total amount of revisions and files low to aid in debugging. Probably
> just one or two revisions with each type of flow (or combinations of flows
> if they need special handling when coming together in a single revision).
> These can be trivially created from many public repositories or one
> specifically created/scripted by you for this purpose.

I created a repo for this purpose, but don't know if I have every kind of
weird combination in there.

Side-note: My dumps (using both `svnadmin dump` and svnrdump) don't include
the svn:mergeinfo property. Is there a way to get this to be dumped, too?

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