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import --force?

From: André Pönitz <andre_at_wasy.de>
Date: 2007-03-23 12:02:48 CET

Hi all.

I am currently trying to build a repository consisting of
'redistributables' of several of our projects.

The idea is that a couple of projects create 'something'
(usually the stuff that's copied around on 'make install').
This 'something' should be collected in an svn project,
so that everybody can get said 'something' via 'svn export'
without having to build it by himself.

I have a working solution for that, but that's Not Nice(tm).
I use:



  for i in \
    {x86,x64}/bin8/foo.dll \
    {x86,x64}/dbg8/food10.dll \
    echo "Updating: $i"
    svn remove --non-interactive --quiet -m "Remove $i" "$Repo/$i"
    svn import --non-interactive --quiet -m "Update $i" "$BuildRoot/$i" "$Repo/$i"

I.e. for each file I wich to redistribute I run svn remove and
svn import, so for n files I get 2*n svn revisions, which gets
awful if I distribute a few hundred files.

An improvement would be to create a temporary directory linking
in all the 'interesting' files and use svn import's recursive
capabilities. However, that stll leaves the 'remove' step,
which in turn seems to be needed as import refuses to overwrite
an already existing file in the repo.

The 'ideal' solution would be some kind of '--force' flag
for svn import that would ignore that fact, but that does not
seem to be available (at least not wih 1.2.0)

So the question: Does anybody have an idea how to improve this


PS: I could, of course, check out some working copy, copy the new
stuff over and run an ordinary commit, but that's not too nice either
as it occupies local storage that's not exactly needed.

I could also rsync the stuff to a wc checked out locally on the
server and commit from there (and I will probably do that if
no other idea crops up). Not too nice, either, even if the wc
on the server won't hurt that much...

André Pönitz, Software Developer
WASY GmbH, Institute for Water Resources Planning and System
Research, Waltersdorfer Straße 105, 12526 Berlin, Germany
Register Court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, HRB 36263
Management: H.-J. G. Diersch, S. Kaden, I. Michels
Phone: +49 30 67 99 98-0; Fax: +49 30 67 99 98-99
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Received on Fri Mar 23 12:04:40 2007

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