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Re: copying projects across repositories

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-04-25 21:40:09 CEST

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 03:34:05PM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> Faheem Mitha wrote:
>
> >On 25 Apr 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Faheem Mitha <faheem@email.unc.edu> writes:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I'm not completely clear why this command does not work. The
> >>>Subversion Book does not prescribe the exact rules that govern this
> >>>command, but all the examples given for copying between repositories
> >>>are for creating branches and tags within one repository.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Yes, indeed, for subversion 1.0, copies can only be made within a
> >>single repository. There is no cross-repository branching or merging.
> >>
> >>I think the book probably needs to make this point clear. I'll add it
> >>to my to-do list.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >What would you recommend for transferring branches/projects across
> >repositories?
> >
> >
>
> well first, you add support for copying between repositories to
> subversion...
>
> seriously, there is no easy way to do that. you can approximate it by
> dumping part of one repository and importing it into the other, but it's
> a bad approximation of what you're really trying to do. the final
> solution to what you're asking is way in the post-1.0 category.

Since nobody else has asked... why do you need to store them in two
separate repositories in the first place?

Why not have http://svn.example.com/svn/thesis/ as your repository and
then have sandbox/ and stable/ or whatever directories within that
single repository. Then you can copy/merge etc. from one to the other.

-- 
Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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