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Item13568: tools/ removes topic data prior to saving new revision; breaks attachments and history

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.0.1
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiTools
Branches: master Item13525
Reported By: JanKrueger
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark iterates over topic revisions and performs a save for each revision. When doing that, it checks whether the topic already exists in the target instance (which it does after the first revision has been saved there) -- if so, it is deleted, including all attachments. Code in question, from saveTopicRev, included since the first committed revision of

    # When saving over existing revs of a topic, must make sure we
    # fully delete the existing data
    if ( $session->topicExists( $web, $topic ) ) {
        my $demo = Foswiki::Meta->new( $session, $web, $topic );

Let's assume you have a topic with the following history:

  • Revision 1: text, uploaded an attachment
  • Revision 2: changed text, did not touch attachment

So, this saves revision 1, then deletes the topic before saving revision 2. The result is a topic with one revision (equivalent to revision 2 in the origin instance) and no attachment data (because revision 2 did not include any new revisions of an attachment).

I'm not entirely sure the delete needs to be in there at all -- after all, skips existing topics no matter what.

-- JanKrueger - 28 Jul 2015

Yes, the situation i was trying to avoid is where Topic revs 1..3 are saved over Topic where it already has revs 1..3 from a previous copy, as the new revs would then be 4..6 instead.

Your patch looks correct to me. Go ahead.

-- Main.CrawfordCurrie - 30 Jul 2015 - 14:12


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Summary tools/ removes topic data prior to saving new revision; breaks attachments and history
ReportedBy JanKrueger
Codebase 2.0.0
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiTools
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:a8b56f70bbb2
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 2.0.1
CheckinsOnBranches master Item13525
masterCheckins distro:a8b56f70bbb2
ItemBranchCheckins distro:a8b56f70bbb2
Topic revision: r5 - 03 Aug 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 18 Sep 2021 - 02:09.

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