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Re: Changesets in SVN - help needed!

From: Peter Valdemar Mørch <swp5jhu02_at_sneakemail.com>
Date: 2004-09-03 23:27:55 CEST

Pawel Dembski paweld-at-kompakt.pl |Lists| wrote:
> svn diff >mypatch
> Cannot display: file marked as a binary type.

Yes, I share your need. What is needed is a tool that will generate
binary diffs and be able to patch with them.

What I do is to use tla (Tom Lord's Arch).

When I need to generate a patch between versions rA and rB of the
published svn archive, I check out a working copy of each of the two
versions rA and rB. From each, I delete all the .svn directories with:

find . -name .svn | xargs rm -rf

I then use
tla changeset
to generate the change set, and
tla apply-changeset
to apply it to a working copy of my own vendor-branch.

Its ugly but it works. Does anybody else have a better/easier/faster way
to do it, when changes could be binary too?

(Its kind of ironic, that tla should come to my rescue... :-D)

My need is for cross-repository merges, that aren't yet supported by
Subversion. But wow, I just found svk and SVN::Mirror to mirror
Cool! I'll give them a wirl, to see if they handles binary diffs too!
But that may not help Mr. Dembski who is looking for changeset support...


Peter Valdemar Mørch
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