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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Legacy OOo SVN
Date Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:49:37 GMT
On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 10/14/11, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> ...
>> I want to make sure we're not duplicating effort here.
>> I've been working with Pedro to take the legacy OOo SVN
>> repository (pre Hg) and get it onto Apache-Extras.
>> I'm doing this via svnsync, a slow
>> process, but it will preserve the revision history.
> All the credit here is Rob's: getting a dump and
> uploading didn't seem to be much fun with my current
> ISP.
>> It should be done in a few more days.
> In more than week, at the current rate, but still it's
> worth it. I am not sure if support for MySpell and
> Xalan is still buried there somewhere but in theory
> there is some stuff there that may have been otherwise
> lost during the Hg migration.

The sync has died.  Stuck on this error:

svnsync: At least one property change failed; repository is unchanged
svnsync: Server sent unexpected return value (413 Request Entity Too
Large) in response to PROPPATCH request for

The next revision has a huge memo, over 1MB long:

svn log -r 49548

I wonder if that is the problem.

I can't fix this on my end, at least not that I can see.  I need
someone who can change the memo for revision 49548 in the legacy SVN.


>> I'm told that before SVN the project used CVS.  Is it
>> worth backing that up as well?
> I have no idea where the CVS stuff may be available but
> apache-extras doesn't support CVS and it's probably not
> worth the try anyways.
> The bitbucket Hg repository looks rather nice: we should
> probably sanction it the "official" historical archive.
> Actually .. "the unofficial historical OOo archive"
> sounds great too :).
> Pedro.

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