bzr-svn question?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Fri Mar 13 23:25:17 GMT 2009

Hi Paul,

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 02:02:41PM -0400, Fanelli, Paul wrote:
> You can disregard my last email. I didn't understand how the svn hooks
> work.

> Now I think I better understand what's going on.  At least, some of it
> :-).

> My question is, how do you get the bzr:author property into svn via the
> bzr-svn plugin?

> I was able to get and set the svn:author property:

>             'svn propget svn:author -revprop -r xxxx'    to get it, and

>             'svn propset svn:author -revprop -r xxxx pfanelli'   to set
> it.

> In order for the property set to work, I had to add the following to the
> pre-revprop-change hook:

> if [ "$ACTION" = "M" -a "$PROPNAME" = "svn:author" ]; then

>     exit 0

> fi

> Now I just needed to find a place to run the svn propget and propset
> commands.  So I thought that the post-commit hook would be a good place.

> I added the following to post-commit:

> BZR_AUTHOR=`/usr/local/bin/svn propget bzr:author --revprop -r "$REV"
> "$REPOS"

> /usr/local/bin/svn propset svn:author --revprop -r "$REV" "$BZR_AUTHOR"
> "$REPOS"

> Once I wrote that, I realized that I would need to get the bzr:author
> into the commit.

> So, how do you get the bzr:author into the commit?

> Is this the right way to do this?

No, there isn't a need to bother with bzr:author here. You should just
need to set the right option (override-svn-revprops = svn:author IIRC) 
in ~/.bazaar/subversion.conf, see the bzr-svn FAQ for details. 



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