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Problem with non-recursive checkouts

From: <ptoft_at_blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2004-05-20 18:59:56 CEST

We have a problem that is exactly as described in issue 1824 http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1824 . This has been marked as a duplicate of issue 1634 http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1634 , which is marked as fixed.
However, it looks like the problem behaviour in 1824 is still present in 1.03 and (I believe) in the current source version. Can someone update me as to the status of this?
Our scenario is as follows: we have a repository with a number of files and directories at the top level. One of the directories contains large binary content files (7GB, which doubles to 14GB when duplicated by svn to create clean local copies). Many developers would like to omit this directory when they do checkouts (to avoid having to buy new disk drives!).
As there is no "exclude" option in svn (yet?), a workaround would seem to be to check out the top-level non-recursively (to get the top-level files), then to check out the subdirs one by one into the top-level of the WC, omitting the content directory. But, this does not work because of issue 1824.
I know we could restructure the directory hierarchy, but this would require significant changes to the build environment.
Any help is appreciated. And, thanks for building a great system!
Received on Fri May 21 06:07:58 2004

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