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Re: svn and dates

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2007-02-15 07:26:44 CET

On Wednesday 14 February 2007 22:34, Kean Johnston wrote:
> 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.
If you don't care too much about "source version control", but need "version
control" of files and meta-data, you could take a look at FSVS
(fsvs.tigris.org).

It's a system versioning tool with a subversion backend. It records the mtime,
user, group, unix-mode, understands symlinks and devices, and doesn't use
a .svn-directory (so doesn't duplicate the data).

Maybe that suits your needs.

Regards,

Phil

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