Our source tree is quite big (2G), and we provide svn:// access for RO
and https:// access for RW using a SSO solution for authorization.
Our scripts allow our users to perform a sparse checkout, and when they
need to actually checkout something big, basically this is what we used
svn up --set-depth empty WC/bigSubDir
svn sw --relocate RW_URL RO_URL WC/bigSubDir
svn up --set-depth infinity WC/bigSubDir
svn sw --relocate RO_URL RW_URL WC/bigSubDir
This would speed up the big update (infinity) by about 60% in our case.
The reason why we did it this way (relocating the subdir) is because in
case the user had another big subdirectory checked out with infinity,
the first svn switch would take so long that it was no longer worth it.
I've been testing this with 1.7-rc4 and this is no longer the case,
meaning the "svn relocate URL" seems to take constant time, independent
of the size and amount of WC/subdir(s) you have. I guess that is
expected with WC-NG since it only has to change metadata in one place.
More and more this seems to be a non-issue for on my case.
From: Bob Archer [mailto:Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com]
Sent: 10 October 2011 15:32
To: Asmussen, Christian; users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: svn relocate on 1.7.0-rc4 doesn't work on subdirectories
> On subversion 1.6 I am able to:
> svn sw -relocate FROM_URL TO_URL WC/subdir
> When I try this on 1.7.0-rc4 I get an error E155019:
> svn: E155019: Cannot relocate 'WC/subdir' as it is not the root
> of a working copy; try relocating 'WC' instead.
> I noticed that the "-relocate" option has been deprecated by "svn
> and from the documentation it changes the url of "the working copy".
> Is there a plan to support relocating subdirectories or is this
> Thanks for any help!
> Christian Asmussen
I'm curious what's the use case here. Relocate is used when you move a
repository to a new location (URL). So, you moved your server but don't
want to point the full working directory to the new server location?
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