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Re: project folder too large

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-12 00:34:25 CEST

On 4/12/07, Josh Gilkerson <jwg@google.com> wrote:
> .svn has a copy of the files as they were checked out from the
> repository. This is needed because subversion does not trust
> timestamps to determine what has changed.

Uhh, well actually, it does that because it tries to minimize network
traffic by calculating a difference and sending only the changes, but
how do you do that without a clean (unchanged) copy to calculate the
difference from? So, that's why there is a clean copy of every file in
the .svn area.

bye,

Erik.

> I don't know of a way you could get around this if you really need to
> check out the entire repository to build. It might save some space if
> you only check out the things you are changin and then using export to
> try to build. Export does not keep the pristine copies, but you won't
> be able to commit changes made to export. However, this would
> probably be slow to do the checkouts and not very handy.
>
> Is 2 GB really a burden?
>
> On 4/11/07, Amr Fathy <amfathy@quicktel.net> wrote:
> > Hi ..
> >
> > I've been searching over the Internet for this problem for quite a while,
> > I am working on several projects that are average 700-800 MBytes each,
> > then decided to add these projects to the svn repo.
> > but after adding them, the project size exploded to 1.8-2.0 GBytes and
> > i'm only in the begining of development (i haven't made many
> > changes-commit yet), this is too much specially i'm working on several
> > projects and many document files.
> > this extra size is found in the folder ".svn".
> >
> > what shall i do to reduce the size of the project folder to the minimum?
> > i don't need the old versions of the files, nor the changes I've made
> > stored on my computer (there is a large repo server for these data) ..
> > the files in the folders "text-base" and "prop-base" ... are they that
> > necessary or can i just remove them and get their data from repo
> > whenever i want?
> >
> >
> > thank you
> >
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