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Re: [PATCH] new property 'svn:tarballs'

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-12 23:01:38 CEST

"SteveKing" <steveking@gmx.ch> writes:

> I don't think its "completely unrelated to version control". This
> feature would help a lot in dealing with third party libraries. Right
> now you need to do that with "Vendor branches", i.e. putting
> those libraries under version control too. But that means that
> the backup of the repository needs a whole lot more space
> because the repository itself is bigger.
> Even "incremental" backups don't help here 'cause with every
> revision the whole repository changes and needs to backed up.

You haven't persuaded me. You're saying that you have a project that
depends on 10GB of 3rd-party tools. And I assume that your project
maintains patches against the releases of these tools; that is, you
have private "vendor branches" going.

If 10GB is too large to import in the svn repository, then don't.
Make your *build* system grab and unpack the tarballs and apply your
custom patches, just like the freebsd ports system does.

Subversion is not a build system. It's a way to version source code.

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Received on Sat Jul 12 23:03:41 2003

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