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Re: Is this newbie crazy? Using svn to manage a xampp install

From: ossi petz <ossipetz_at_hallo.ms>
Date: 2007-04-20 10:31:20 CEST

hansbkk@gmail.com schrieb:
> I'm a big fan of XAMPP, and using it in "no-install" mode so it's
> portable via my USB memory stick.
> I'm manually managing my install regarding updates - keeping a log of
> files I've modified, using the archive bit to backup changed files,
> etc. but really the process is a mess and very prone to human error.
> Every time I upgrade to the latest XAMPP I'm terrified it's going to
> break my server, so I manually copy every file myself, diff the config
> files before overwriting, etc. what a bore. . .
> So I've got the idea of importing my whole xampp tree into its own
> repository and letting svn do all this automagically for me! Am I
> crazy or what?
> I thought I'd do some research first on how to get the mime-type
> property set automatically at import/add time - maybe to something
> custom? for the various binary types dll/exe, but of course I want to
> make sure the .conf and other such text files are stored as text.
> One problem, I'm not sure of the impact, is that the location path of
> the working xampp installation itself changes depending on what
> machine I'm running it from - sometimes it's x:\xampp, other times
> it's d:\hans\thumb\big\xampp and so on. There's a whole batch of conf
> and other files that get automatically updated by the setup_xampp.bat
> (via AWK I think) whenever I want to change its running location.
> What would people suggest as a way to track those files separately
> from the ones that "I human" have manually edited? In other words, if
> the only change is to the path statements, I don't want them flagged
> as changed?
> Right now my idea would be to "reset" the paths back to a "standard"
> location each time before committing the tree, so the paths match
> those in the current head versions. Maybe SUBST a seldom-used drive
> letter so the path is X:\xampp and run the setup batch file before
> doing any commit?
> Simple, but not very elegant - other ideas?
> And feedback on the whole idea is especially welcome, I reckon if it's
> a good idea I would have found some past threads in my googling around
> and I haven't. . .


i would create a branch to keep 'my own' things together:

- xamp 1.0 original (put in trunk)
- create a branch 'my own 1.0'

change everything you need in your branch.

when xamp 2.0 arrives, replace the trunk files (well update them)

then create a new branch 'my own 2.0'

then merge the changes from branch 1.0 to 2.0, if only configs are
affected (no recompiled executables, images, whatever) things may go
pretty well. but not completely automatic. thats an illusion ;)

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