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Re: use case for config files in repository

From: Jeff Stuart <jstuart_at_computer-city.net>
Date: 2003-04-17 04:06:43 CEST

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 08:48:31 -0500 Dan Allen <dan@mojavelinux.com> wrote:
>
> > >I have a question regarding configuration files in a repository.
> > >Assume that I have a configuration file just as log4j.properties or
> > >some database connection configuration file. Now, this file needs
> > >to be in the repository because it is relevant to the project, but
> > >certain fields in the file change, like username and/or password or
> > >perhaps logfile location based on the computer on which the program
> > >is running. After I checkout a version of the repository onto a
> > >computer, would there anyway to tell subversion that I no longer
> > >want to consider this file when updating or committing?
> > >
> > >
> >
> > No, you can't do that, but you can do something else: Check in a
> > template for that file under a different name, for example,
> > "log4j.properties.template", and require people to copy it to
> > "log4j.properties" and customize that. You can tell Subversion to ignore
> > that file.
>
> Of course! .dist files. Duh
>
> Dan

And here's a thought. :) Also store a .patch file and have a post hook or script that patches the .dist file to create your config file. I'm going to be setting all that up soon for my content management system that I'm working on creating on top of SVN.

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