svndumpfilter appears to be inconsistent in the way in which it handles paths into the repository. Sometimes it uses paths with an initial '/', and sometimes it uses paths without. E.g., trying to 'svndumpfilter include --drop-empty-revs --renumber-revs /tex </root/repo.dump >/dev/null' I get lots of paths under tex/... in the 'Dropped nodes list'. If I specify the path as just 'tex' instead, then I get /tex/tex in the dropped nodes list. In either case, the 'Dropped nodes list' contains both paths with an initial /, and paths without an initial /. Is this a bug, or am I just confused about what svndumpfilter is doing? I can send someone the input dump file (1.2meg .bz2) if need be.
Original issue reported by suckfish