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RE: Re: Using svn as a distrbution deployment mechanism

From: Miller, Hugh <HughMiller_at_chevron.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 09:32:14 -0500

Hi Phil,

Many thanks for the information.

The features you mention do address desires, and concerns, which we are
discussing in considering svn.

I'm starting to look at FSVS now.

Best,
-
>Hugh Miller
>e-mail: HughMiller_at_chevron.com

-----Original Message-----
From: news [mailto:news_at_ger.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Ph. Marek
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:49 AM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Using svn as a distrbution deployment mechanism

Hello Hugh!

Miller, Hugh (hdmi <HughMiller <at> chevron.com> writes:
> We too have our in-house methods for deployment but they lack the kind

> of control version control systems have. They really come down to more

> or less sophisticated copy mechanisms.
>
> In our case (linux only), deployment/update is controlled by local
> support folks so collision with a running app is at least a "managed"
> risk ;). Also the model for deployment is basically <copy files>+<edit

> site config file>+<run make site>, controlled locally. Thus there is a

> standard component in the file set (for a given version, the same
> everywhere, no local changes) and a local component, customized to the

> particular location. Only the standard invariant part would be under
> central version control. It looks to me like a file set that should in

> principle be amenable to handling by version control.
Basing a distribution on some static data, some specific informations
and a Makefile where everything is versioned is what I'd like to do as
soon as I get the time for that.

That's exactly the use-case where FSVS
(http://freshmeat.net/projects/fsvs)
might fit your bill:
- Uses a subversion repository
- Really fast, even for several hundred thousand inodes on cold caches
- No .svn-directories
- Keeps mtime, owner, group and mode
- and some more features ...

I'd ask you to try it; maybe it's what you're looking for.

Regards,

Phil

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