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Re: svn and dates

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-02-14 22:45:32 CET

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Kean Johnston wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I saw something about this go by a few weeks back but at the time I didn't
> care and deleted the thread, but I have a quick question about how file
> dates / timestamps are treated in SVN. Is is possible to have svn treat
> a date change to a file as a substantive change (i.e. update the actual
> repository if just the date has changed on a file, where the contents
> are the same)? I would like to check in untarred source archives that
> have configure and configure.in thingies, and where things like automake
> or autoconf will be run, which will result in many Makefile.in's remaining
> the same except that their timestamps change. I dont want the autotools
> to be required on all build systems, so I want developers to be able to
> extract a tree and build, which wont be possible if the timestamp changes
> are not recorded.

I don't think that this is currently possible -- versioned resource
contents (e.g. file contents) is the "is changed" marker.

- Dan

p.s. Go Slugs!

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