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RE: Checking out over top of an existing directory structure

From: Jim Geist <jim_at_lifesim.com>
Date: 2004-11-16 21:53:13 CET

Thank you! This worked fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hiroharu Tamaru [mailto:tamaru@myn.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:52 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Checking out over top of an existing directory structure

At Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:26:06 -0500, Jim Geist wrote:

> One part of our project has a bunch of data that's not in source control.
> Basically there's a system, with its own directory hierarchy, that already
> exists; we are making modifications to the system and want SVN to just
track
> our changes. Since all of our changes are in new files, I don't want to
> check the whole thing in - it's about 3 gig - just our modifications.

I do similar thing to just keep track of the config files of
a running system. When I bootstrap it, I just check out a
WC somewhere, run a script that fetches any file in the
system that has the same path as one that is in the WC (IF
such thing exist), and then just copy the WC on top of the
system, together with the .svn dirs and all.

# Well, in fact, I am doing this with CVS because I set this
# scheme up 6-7 years ago, but I see no reason subversion
# should be different.

For me, it also worked around the fact that you cannot
checkout a WC as / (THE root directory of the system).

Since this bootstrapping is a very unusual event, I felt
safer that svn or cvs does not have such a knob but made me
do a brute force myself.

-- 
Hiroharu Tamaru
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