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Import related questions

From: Hakan Koseoglu <hakan.koseoglu_at_pcmsgroup.com>
Date: 2004-07-06 10:57:18 CEST

Hi all,

I have a couple of repositories but I always get confused with import.
For example, I have a directory (/home/hakank/dir1) to import, I use the
following command from /home/hakank

svn import dir1 file:///repodir/dir1

That works because I have r/w access to /home/hakank.

If I want to import a directory which is on a directory I don't have r/w
access, it doesn't work. Especially if I want to import something like
/doc. I have to become root to do that and that messes up with the DB4's
file structure (especially if I am using the file:// method).

The last thing is, import doesn't create the svn client configuration
directories. If I import a documentation directory which contains over
1GB of data, to be able to have a working copy I have to check out all
of them into a different location. It won't allow me to check out on top
of my existing structure and it won't recognise that I already have
these files here. In the book chapter 5 section 6.2 mentiones import in
a very short manner and never explains that there are some practical
problems with importing directories.

What's the best practice solutions to get rid of these problems? In some
cases I cannot move the directory off / and I can't give myself r/w
access to that directory, even temporarily.

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