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Re: need help for a specific usage...

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-01 20:16:25 CET

"madmax" <madmax@libertysurf.fr> writes:
> I'm a team manager of an projet which consist in an implementation
> of a module in a big opensource projet. The problem is that we want to
> have a svn server for our developements of this module, staying
> updated with the svn server of the original projet. The best would be
> an access to the "branches" directory of their server, but we can't.
> So the solution would be a mirror of their server in our server
> (so that we could make updates) and here create a "branch" version,
> containing the modifications. But I can't find a way to do this...
> So now I just import the files of all the opensource projet, and add
> them to my svn repository. But here I lost all information on history
> / updates...
> I supposed that I could merge files from 2 differents svn
> servers... be svn refuse it.
> If you have a better solution, i'll be very happy.

I have to wonder why you're not just doing your development in the
open source repository...

However, leaving aside that larger question, you want to use the
methods described for "Vendor Branches" in


The description there is unfortunately known to have a minor bug or
two, and there's an open ticket to get the documentation cleaned up,
it just hasn't been done yet. I think you'll want to use the
svn_load_dirs.pl method recommended there, be sure to read that
script's own documentation.

Good luck,

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