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Re: Managing Debian packages with Subversion

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 12:30:46PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Fabian Fagerholm wrote:
> >              * B.B. svn_load_dirs -t tags/projectX/upstream/<version>
> >                url://host/repos/ branches/projectX/upstream
> >                /path/to/new/version
> I've only ever had to do this once, and I tried a svn_load_dirs command
> like that and watched it try to check out the root of my repository. 10+
> gb of files (hundreds of versions of most packages) over dialup. The thing
> is very badly documented, but I eventually worked out that I could run
> it like this:
> svn_load_dirs url://host/repos/branches/projectX upstream /dir
> This leaves me doing the tag myself of course. Even when run this way
> it apparently checked out all of url://host/repos/branches/projectX/,
> which could be quite painful if you have a lot of branches. I hope this
> tool gets improved.

I believe they corrected this behaviour in recent versions.  A few
others noticed the fact that svn_load_dirs would check out everything
below the first parameter in the repository too.  There was
some discussion about this on their dev list:


The issue opened for it was:

Which appears to have been included in the 0.27 release.

Jamin W. Collins

This is the typical unix way of doing things: you string together lots
of very specific tools to accomplish larger tasks. -- Vineet Kumar

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