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Re: Can I configure .svn to CVS?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-06 07:25:25 CET

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 02:45:59AM +0100, Dominik Westner wrote:
> On Montag, Januar 6, 2003, at 02:05 AM, David Kimdon wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 01:08:33AM +0100, Dominik Westner wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> can I tell subversion to use CVS as its working copy admin name
> >> instead of .svn?
> >
> > Take a look at subversion/include/svn_wc.h :
> >
> > #define SVN_WC_ADM_DIR_NAME ".svn"
> ok, thanks. I have looked at this file already a couple of times for
> other reasons ... never thought it'll be defined in there ;-)
> So it's not a runtime configuration option. That would have been nice.

We explicitly decided *not* to allow runtime configuration. There are
certain tools that are going to need to know about the .svn directory. If
that directory could be "anything", then it'll mess them up badly.

As empirical evidence, just look at how many tools know about the CVS
subdirectory. Same thing will happen for the .svn subdir.

So... no, it won't ever be configurable.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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