[SciPy-dev] help with svn (umfpack scikit)

Robert Cimrman cimrman3@ntc.zcu...
Wed Feb 6 08:19:02 CST 2008

Hi Jonathan, and all,

I have encountered some problems (explanation below), so I would like to
- should I preserve the revision history at all? the easiest thing to do
is to start the umfpack scikit as a new project.
- did any of scikit authors preserved SVN revision history of their 
codes prior to making them scikits?

Jonathan Guyer wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:28 AM, Robert Cimrman wrote:
>> I would like to preserve the SVN history of umpfack.py and related
>>  files after I move them to the umfpack scikit. Is it possible
>> somehow?
> Yes, although depending on the exact nature of the migration, it can
>  be a bit tedious:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/ 
> svn.reposadmin.maint.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.migrate
> I've done it a couple of times with pretty good sized projects, 
> though, so it's certainly feasible.

As I understand the doc, the following must be done:

1. svnadmin dump scipy/.svn > scipy_dump
2. svndumpfilter include scipy/scipy/linsolve/umfpack < scipy_dump >
3. edit umfpack_dump, tweaking the Node-path and Node-copyfrom-path headers
4. something like: svnadmin create umfpack; svnadmin load umfpack < 
umfpack_dump (this step is not yet clear to me - how to add it into the 
scikits directory structure).

However, step 1, when done on my working copy, leads to:

$ svnadmin dump scipy/.svn > scipy_dump
svnadmin: Expected repository format '3' or '5'; found format '8'

I googled and found that the dump must be done on the primary 
repository. Can somebody make that dump for me, if it is worth the effort?


ps: long live mercurial, where anybody has the full repository!

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