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Re: Variable expansion in subversion properties

From: Wilfredo Sánchez <wsanchez_at_apple.com>
Date: 2005-03-23 20:14:47 CET

   ...and ARCH and OS would be defined where?

   This sort of thing may be better managed by your build process than
by the versioning system.


On Mar 22, 2005, at 2:19 PM, Izzo, Tony wrote:

> I guess you could call this a feature request. What I'm looking at
> specifically is a Subversion repository that I'm using to manage a
> multi-platform project that incorporates third-party binary code,
> which I am storing in the repository using the scheme described in the
> excellent "Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion". Now, the
> binary code I am using will eventually be shared among several
> projects, and therefore it is an excellent candidate to be managed
> using the svn:externals property. However, since we're talking about
> a multi-platform project, the URL to the external projects to be
> pulled when I check out my main project is platform dependent.
> For example, my project uses the SQLite database. The Solaris
> binaries for sqlite are stored in
> http://repository/vendor/sqlite/trunk/sparc-sol7/. The Windows
> binaries are stored in
> http://repository/vendor/sqlite/trunk/i586-Win32/.
> Therefore, in order to effectively use the svn:externals property in
> this environment, I would have to be able to specify a URL that varies
> with the platform on which the checkout is being performed. IE, I
> would have to be able to set my svn:externals property to something
> like "http://repository/vendor/sqlite/trunk/$(ARCH)-$(OS)/", with ARCH
> and OS being variables that are substituted at checkout time. Thanks.
> Tony
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