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Re: Problem: svn timing out on large directory

From: John Locke <mail_at_freelock.com>
Date: 2003-05-07 23:33:06 CEST

On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 15:11, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Nope. You have to do one big 'svn import', then a big 'svn checkout'.

So this should be "a big 'svn checkout' to a new directory", right? I
just tried to back up my /etc directory (the whole thing), and it
wouldn't let me check it back out there. (even as root).

This, to me, is a slightly confusing point. If I understand correctly
now, you always want to create a new directory when you check out
something from the repository. Create a new directory for a working
copy, rather than converting an existing directory to a working copy.
Correct? If you want to update files in an existing directory, you can
only "svn export", unless the directory is already under svn control.
I'm talking best practices here.

Perhaps a suggestion for improving the book?

John Locke
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