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RE: Re: question about tagging with cheap copies

From: Norton, Richard <Richard.Norton_at_lfg.com>
Date: 2007-03-06 20:13:03 CET

See the second example. You can use copy to create tags/branches completely on the server side...no working copy/filesystem involvement at all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Emin.shopper Martinian.shopper [mailto:emin.shopper@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 1:05 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Cc: Andy Levy
Subject: Re: question about tagging with cheap copies

On 3/6/07, Andy Levy < andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:

On 3/6/07, Emin.shopper Martinian.shopper < emin.shopper@gmail.com> wrote:

> For example, imagine I have a project with main/tags, main/branches, and
> main/trunk. Every week I use svn copy to create a new entry in
> main/tags/week-XXX-year-YYY. Now if someone does svn update on main, they
> may get hundreds of copies of things in main/tags taking up a lot of disk
> space and network traffic.

Why check out from /main in the first place? You can check out
/main/trunk and /main/branches individually (or even individual
branches, so that you don't have a copy of every branch locally), thus
eliminating /main/tags from the update altogether.

Only check out what you need.

Ideally, yes. But what if someone accidentally does an update of the root directory?

More realistically, the script that does the svn copy to create the new tag seems to cause a version of the newly copied "tag" to be instantiated in the local file system. Is there a way to tell svn to make a copy so I can tag something WITHOUT having a local version get checked out? Or whenever I want to make a tag, do I need to do svn copy and then delete the result from the file system?


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