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Re: Q: deleting actual binary versions?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-03-30 22:06:02 CEST

On 3/30/2006 2:32 PM, Brent Webster wrote:
> As part of my overall product management, I have to maintain and
> distribute bios and fpga loads from other build process along with the
> C/C++ code that my teams are developing. I've setup a subversion
> directory hierarchy so these "other" loadbuilder can checkin their
> resultant binary loads into my repository. As these binary files become
> stale, I would like to delete them from the repository all together and
> not just from the revision tree. Is the only current method to use
> "svnadmin dump | svndumpfilter | svn load"?
> Is there a more operational runtime command? or just this brute force
> method.

This question comes up reasonably often, and the answer is usually that
svn isn't designed to be a binary file distribution system, it's
designed to be a version control system. If you want to distribute
files but don't care about their history, you should be using something
like rsync instead.

It's generally not too hard to put an rsync call into the make file for
a project.

Duncan Murdoch

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