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Re: CVS & Subversion evaluation

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-02-23 19:31:34 CET

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 22:14, Jesse Tilly wrote:

> I think the problem is that SVN checks my empty dir and thinks it
> doesn't need to update cause I'm at the latest revision. For example,
> say I checkout projectA non-recursively. There's no files in projectA,
> so I have an empty directory. But, because 'svn update' won't create
> missing directories I can never fix my situation. I can either checkout
> projectA recursively (downloading tons of code I don't want) or I can do
> it piecemeal which is a pain in the butt...and something I won't want to
> support with 200 developers asking me "why does it do this?"
> I'd love to help fix this *if it's really a problem*. I'm asking the
> current SVN maintainers if this use case is "works as designed" or if
> I'm really describing a feature that need implementation.

This is currently the way that Subversion is designed to work. All I
can really recommend is that you rearrange your repository layout and
use Subversion externals. Anyone else have any suggestions?


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Received on Mon Feb 23 19:31:35 2004

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