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#12687 new defect

Provide additional hints when trac-admin repository commands are not provided a valid repository name

Reported by: Ryan J Ollos Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: next-major-releases
Component: version control Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: bitesized trac-admin
Cc: Branch:
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Description

From reports on the MailingList and personal experience, it seems users mistakenly input "repository <path>" rather than "repository <name>" for the trac-admin repository commands:

$trac-admin tracenvs/proj-1.3 help repository
repository add <repos> <dir> [type]

    Add a source repository

repository alias <name> <target>

    Create an alias for a repository

repository list 

    List source repositories

repository remove <repos>

    Remove a source repository

repository resync <repos> [rev]

    Re-synchronize trac with repositories

repository set <repos> <key> <value>

    Set an attribute of a repository

repository sync <repos> [rev]

    Resume synchronization of repositories

We could provide additional hints, like the following:

$trac-admin tracenvs/proj-1.3 repository sync "notfound" 10
TracError: Repository "notfound" doesn't exist.

Use 'repository list' to view the valid repository names.
  • trac/versioncontrol/admin.py

    diff --git a/trac/versioncontrol/admin.py b/trac/versioncontrol/admin.py
    index 86294ac4f..0acd0e99a 100644
    a b class VersionControlAdmin(Component):  
    128128                reponame = ''
    129129            repos = rm.get_repository(reponame)
    130130            if repos is None:
    131                 raise TracError(_("Repository \"%(repo)s\" doesn't exist",
     131                raise TracError(_("Repository \"%(repo)s\" doesn't exist.\n"
     132                                  "\nUse 'repository list' to view the "
     133                                  "valid repository names.",
    132134                                  repo=reponame or '(default)'))
    133135            if rev is not None:
    134136                repos.sync_changeset(rev)

Similar changes would need to be made for the other trac-admin repository commands. Alternatively we could list the repository names when the error occurs.

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