Using core svn feature is deprecated. You should use SVN plugin instead.
Importing an existing Subversion repository in Tuleap
How to properly install a project team’s existing SVN repository into the project specific repository.
It is important to understand that each project has its own SVN repository. This root dir is created and initialized by Tuleap whenever a new
project is registered. Its name is
/var/lib/tuleap/svn_plugin/<project_id>/<repo_name> if you use SVN plugin.
The real work
The project must exist (created, and approved by administrators).
The project team should provide a dump of the existing Subversion repository. To create an SVN dump please use the following command (Unix/Linux):
svnadmin dump /path_to_svn_root > svn_dumpfile
Ask the team to copy the dump file on the Tuleap server, e.g.:
scp svn_dumpfile email@example.com:/home/groups/projectname
then a site administrator needs to load the repository content into the existing repository on Tuleap. Note that the directory can be a bit different if you use the SVN plugin (
svnadmin load /svnroot/projectname < /home/groups/projectname/new_svn_dumpfile
Then, don’t forget to set proper Unix ownership on the repository:
chown -R codendiadm.projectname /svnroot/projectname
If the existing repository had specific permissions or hooks, it is now time to copy the corresponding files on the new repository. This can be done by the project team.
History can be imported into the Tuleap database, this is possible with
perl /usr/share/tuleap/src/utils/svn/svn-commit.pl -p /svnroot/myproject/ -r r1:r2
Once the team has tested the new repository, you can remove the dump file from
Merging multiple repositories
It is possible to merge several repositories by using svn-merge-repos.pl script. One must first get local copy of all repositories to merge into the Tuleap project repository, then issue the following command:
perl svn-merge-repos.pl -t /var/lib/tuleap/svnroot/project_name/ \ /local/path/to/repo1/:target_path_for_src1 \ /local/path/to/repo2/:trunk/target_path_for_src2
Clean-up a Subversion repository
Sometimes a user might ask you to clean-up a SVN repository because he made mistakes in the import for instance. Here is how to partially do it:
Delete (or archive) the SVN repository:
tar cfz /var/tmp/projname_svn.tgz /svnroot/projname rm -rf /svnroot/projname
Then you need to clean-up the entries in the DB:
Get the repostory id from svn_repositories table.
Manually execute this command
DELETE FROM svn_commits WHERE repositoryid =your_repo_id;
WARNING: This will remove visible entries, but will keep “zombie” entries in svn_checkins, svn_dirs and svn_files