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Re: CVSROOT type functionality?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-08-31 22:00:43 CEST

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 11:42:56PM -0700, Robert W Anderson wrote:
> Peter Davis wrote:
> >I think the problem is that some of those commands can take both a URL or a
> >local directory, and so they require the full 'scheme://path' syntax in order
> >to differentiate the two. So if 'rm' responded to some $SVNROOT env
> >variable, how would it know when 'svn rm foo' was talking about $SVNROOT/foo
> >or just plain './foo'?
> >
> True. This reflects what feels like an odd overload to me. It would
> seem more natural to me to have svn commands act on working directories
> (always), and reserve all direct repo actions for svnadmin (for that
> well deserved extra dose of respect). That seems more intuitive to me
> than having some commands have "direct commit" semantics. But that's
> probably not going to be considered at this point in the game.

Nah, it won't :-)

The contents of the repository are under user control, not the admin's.
Thus, it is up to the user to do the 'svn rm URL' one-shot operation and

You may note that the 'svnadmin' binary doesn't do anything with the
*contents* of the repository. It is about maintenance, and that is all.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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Received on Sat Aug 31 21:55:43 2002

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