Problem importing svn repository of a project that had it's trunk erased by a commit

Asked by Luis Felipe Strano Moraes on 2009-06-02

While doing the automatic import of the svn repository for llvm into bazaar, there was an issue where
the entire history of the llvm svn repository got lost from the import because a month or so ago, someone
accidently erased the entire trunk and then commited it back on the following revision.
But the automatic import thinks that basically the project started on the next commit, so instead of
the branch having thousands of revisions, it currently has only a few hundred.
In SVN, trunk was deleted on commit 70891 and restored on commit 70892.

Is there any easy way of fixing this and importing the entire history correctly ?

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Aaron Bentley (abentley) said : #1

I'm not aware of a way to fix that easily. You might want to look at an alternative import mechanism such as bzr-svn, which we plan to use as our underlying import mechanism in the future. See http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrMigration for other alternatives.

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