[svnbook] r4374 committed - * en/book/ch05-repository-admin.xml...

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Wed Jan 30 08:46:40 CST 2013

On 01/30/2013 09:22 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> svnbook at googlecode.com wrote on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 18:50:51 +0000:
>>          <term>format</term>
>>          <listitem>
>> -          <para>A file that contains a single integer that
>> -            indicates the version number of the repository layout</para>
>> +          <para>A file that describes the repository's internal
>> +            organizational scheme</para>
> Can you mention here that this is not db/format ?
> It doesn't seem to be already mentioned:
> % grep '[>/]format<' *
> ch05-repository-admin.xml:        <term>format</term>

Yeah, it's not mentioned because the book doesn't describe the internals of
the db/ directory.  Why do you feel that this "format" vs. "db/format"
distinction needs to be made?  And do you have suggestions for how to call
this out without violating the intentional opacity of the db/ subdir in the

I suppose that with the introduction of fsfs.conf, the book really needs to
go ahead and break through that original intended opacity and give
administrators more of a clue about configuring their repositories.  We have
an "FSFS Configuration" section, but it's kinda lame.

-- C-Mike

PS:  Hrm... wonder if anyone would benefit from an 'svnadmin info' subcommand:

$ svnadmin info /path/to/repos
Path: /path/to/repos
Format: 5
FS Type: fsfs


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