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Re: [PATCH] Various little improvements for contrib/client-side/asvn

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:21:48 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

With my patch manager hat on...

Ross Mark wrote on Tue, 16 Sep 2008 at 11:38 +1000:
> From the description given I'm happy to accept these changes so long as they
> actually work :-)

... I need to know whether this is a "yes" or a "no" -- it seems to be
neither. :) If you can find the time to review Riccardo's changes
(which, before review, should probably be split into "one patch per one
logical change") and commit them, it would be great :)

> Some of the changes mentioned have been suggested for quite
> some time and I'm glad that someone took the effort to do them. Work and
> family commitments (3 yr old and 6 mth old) have prevented me from following
> subversion developments. I'm just happy that there is obviously at least one
> other person who is still using the script.
>

Check the logs of #svn some time. The 'asvn' factoid is invoked
relatively often. :)

> Personally I would need to keep with my original asvn script as I still need
> to support symlinks. My company wrote our own svn client application for
> upgrading our embedded device file systems in the field, which doesn't need a
> working copy, this program hasn't been upgraded to understand symlinks from
> subversion.
>
> I'm not sure if anyone is interested in our application, we called it
> svndelta. If people are let me know and I'll see if I can get it released. In
> summary it only supports update, checkout and switch operations. By not
> allowing mixed revisions, keyword expansion or eol modifications we are able

Does it allow local text mods?

Daniel

> to remove the need for a base copy of the files being checked out. We keep a
> single version identifier for the entire filesystem. When an update is
> performed the working files are used as reference for the deltas which get
> applied into a holding directory. Once all the files are downloaded to the
> holding directory they are then applied to the working filesystem so the
> changes are only applied once the entire revision is available. Obviously it
> also understands the asvn properties for symlinks, devices and ownership. We
> have been running this program for a few years now and after performing around
> 1000 upgrades we have yet to have a corrupted system.
>
>
> Thanks for the interest
>
> Ross
>
>
> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Ping, CCing the script's author. (Apparently Ross doesn't have partial
> > commit access yet?)
> >
> > Riccardo Murri wrote on Fri, 12 Sep 2008 at 16:22 +0200:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I've hacked the contributed "asvn" script, mainly to make it run on
> > > Solaris with the default /bin/sh. Since the patch is
> > > quite large, I attach both the patch and the patched asvn.
> > >
> > > Kind regards,
> > > Riccardo Murri
> > >
> > > [[[
> > >
> > > asvn: Solaris compatibility and other little improvements.
> > >
> > > * contrib/client-side/asvn: * Solaris compatibility (/bin/sh syntax +
> > > don't assume core
> > > utilities are GNU versions).
> > > * Allow setting paths to the 'svn' and 'find' utilities via
> > > SVN and FIND environment variables.
> > > * Removed symlink support, since it's now in SVN itself.
> > > * Check that 'find' supports the "-printf" switch.
> > > * Suppress SVN error messages when checking files/dirs that are
> > > not registered in the repository.
> > > * Command word can come after options.
> > > * Honor "-q/--quiet" option.
> > > * Exit with svn's exitcode.
> > > * Use 'mktemp' for creating temporary files.
> > > * No hardcoded paths to common binaries.
> > > * Check that required UNIX system tools can be found in PATH.
> > >
> > > ]]]
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>

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