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Re: Suggestion...

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-03-15 21:03:10 CET

Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@ebuilt.com> writes:

> I know this seems silly or even trite, but what do people think
> of having a file in .svn that says where the repository came from?
> Like CVS/Root? I know the information is in .svn/entries for
> "this_dir" and url, but it's not inherently obvious. I can never
> remember what SVN's URL is. And, furthermore, I can never remember
> any repository locations for any project I'm on, so I'm always using
> CVS/Root to remind myself.

Yeah, it does seem rather annoying to have another file spring up in a
.svn area. Besides, we've talked about having the ability for an SVN
working copy to contain stuff checked out from multiple Subversion
repositories ... you wouldn't want a separate "Root" file for each
thing, would you?

The closest thing that I think we'll come to that is to have the
entries files track the canonical repository name for the entries in
it. And we have that in the plans today. So, my
~/projects/subversion/subversion/libsvn_wc's entries file will have,
in the "svn:this_dir" entry, something like

   ...
   repository="http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn"
   url="http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc"
   ...

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Received on Fri Mar 15 21:06:01 2002

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