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Re: Need to adjust based on svn:execute

From: Buddy Burden <buddy_at_thinkgeek.com>
Date: 2005-02-09 19:11:01 CET


> Yuck. This sounds like a recipe for many small annoying problems.

Actually, so far, just the one. But perhaps we'll see more down the road.

> Looked at Linux SVN GUI clients and Windows X servers?

No, although it's an intriguing idea. But I'm not really a sysadmin, and we
don't really _have_ a sysadmin, so I'm not sure how creative I want to get
here. Besides, it would mean my user having to learn a whole new interface
(or, technically, two, although theoretically the X-server interface would be
mostly transparent), and I'm not sure I can convince her that that would be a
good investment of her time.

But I'll keep this idea on the back burner.

> Can you do something quick and dirty without using svn properties? For
> example, can you just do a "chmod -R u+x /path/to/cgi-bin" from her bounce
> script?

Well, that's exactly what I have done as a stopgap measure, but it's
definitely not foolproof. The tree includes 3 different cgi-bin directories,
for one ...

> Here's a better idea: have her create a working copy on local disk,
> rather than on a samba share. Then when she commits, have a post-commit
> hook update a *different* working copy on the linux box.

No, that's similar to the solution we started out with, and the problem is
that she can never test anything until she commits it. This leads to lots of
pointless small commits, and tends to make her commit messages brief and
uninformative ('cause she just gets tired of having to type a message every
time she wants to test (and who can blame her)). I definitely need her to
have a way to test without committing, and I'm _definitely_ not going to try
to set up an Apache server on her Windows box (plus all the scripts that build
up the web server environment are geared towards Linux (naturally)).

But I don't want it to seem like I'm not willing to consider other
alternatives. I definitely don't mind switching some stuff around, but I have
to make sure I don't take too much of my time or hers doing it, else the boss
starts getting antsy. :-)

                -- Buddy

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