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From "Hinote, Scotty (MSFC-IS40)[NICS]" <>
Subject RE: help with svn:ignore
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:38:35 GMT
Hi Bob,

I appreciate the reply. A few more details that may help.

I wrote a Perl script to move the files from the old name to the new name. During the first
round there were some issues with renaming so I had to restore a backup of the repository.
I created a new directory then restored my dump file from the previous day. After restoring
the dump I moved the restored directory into the correct path for RANCID then moved the logs
and SVN directories.

svnadmin load /opt/rancid/archives/SVN/ < /opt/svn_backups/restore.dump
svn co file:///opt/rancid/archives/SVN/
mv archives
mv SVN archives
mv logs/ ../archives
mv SVN/ ../archives

I then moved the files with my Perl script. It appears from the output of "svn log -v file:///opt/rancid/archives/SVN/CISCO/"
that r1 - r3 is when RANCID created the repo using rancid-cvs and r2041 is where I moved the
files. Maybe I am not restoring the repository correctly but RANCID needs a working copy locally
on the server to run its jobs which is why I checked out the repo then moved the SVN and logs

I have another server that I also renamed files on using "svn move" but I moved the files
one at a time instead of with a script. This server reports svn:ignores at revisions after
moves were executed even though I did not restore a backup.

Server 1
Restored backup
Moved files with Perl script
svn:ignores set

Server 2
No backup restored
Moved files one at a time
svn:ignores set

Are there some additional flags I should be using with svn move? When manually moving or moving
with the script the command is the same "svn move /path/old_name /path/new_name". I do not
see any stop on copy in the svn log output that OpenGrok would pick up on.

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Archer [] 
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:11 PM
To: Hinote, Scotty (MSFC-IS40)[NICS];
Subject: RE: help with svn:ignore

> I am using Subversion 1.6.11-10 on Red Hat Enterprise 5.8. The repository is
> strictly for RANCID and I recently renamed several files in my repository with
> the "svn move" command. After making these changes I found that I can no
> longer see the file history for the renamed files in my repository viewer,
> OpenGrok. I have checked out an updated copy of the repository and
> cleared the OpenGrok caches but still cannot see historical revisions. I
> executed an "svn log" for the repo with the following results.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2044 | rancid | 2013-12-11 17:38:10 +0000 (Wed, 11 Dec 2013) | 1 line new
> router
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2043 | rancid | 2013-12-10 22:31:13 +0000 (Tue, 10 Dec 2013) | 1 line updates
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2042 | rancid | 2013-12-10 20:56:41 +0000 (Tue, 10 Dec 2013) | 1 line updates
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2041 | rancid | 2013-12-10 20:34:13 +0000 (Tue, 10 Dec 2013) | 1 line set
> svn:ignores
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r3 | rancid | 2013-12-10 19:04:29 +0000 (Tue, 10 Dec 2013) | 1 line new
> Newer revisions show updates or new router (new file) and there is history
> for all revisions past r2041. I executed "svn propdel svn:ignore --revprop -r
> 2041 file:///opt/rancid/archives/SVN/CISCO/" and received a message of
> "property 'svn:ignore' deleted from repository revision 2041". I then update
> my RANCID working copy on the server with "svn update" and check out the
> changes for OpenGrok but I still cannot see historical changes. The changes
> are in the repository because I can execute "svn cat
> file:///opt/rancid/archives/SVN/CISCO/configs/router1 -r1663" to see the
> historical file.
> Can someone help me find a way to remove the svn:ignore that has been set
> at revision 2041?

You can't remove versioned properties. Changes to those properties are part of the history
of the file/path just like the changes made to the file. It is not a revprop.
That said, svn ingnore doesn't affect stuff that is in the repository already. So, I don't
think that is your problem. Also, the property affects when stuff is added.

When you did the move, did you commit both the ADD and the DELETE? You can verify by looking
at the commit info.

Does OpenGrock perhaps automatically include a "--stop-on-copy" for the log command? 


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