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RE: Beginner's questions

From: Appleton, Will <William.Appleton_at_sedgwickcms.com>
Date: 2007-05-30 18:33:09 CEST

Holger Schulz wrote:
> after installing Subversion via fink on MacOS X 10.4.9 and running
> some test, I have some questions which some of you might be able to
> answer.
> 1. Okay, the data in my repositories will mainly be LaTeX files,
> since I need these for my work. Typesetting will produce PDF file,
> which shouldn't be merged but overwritten. Does subversion know that
> overwriting is necessary in these cases ordoes I have to tell it
> somehow? Same question for MS-Word documents and similar which I have
> to use sometimes in collaboration with some colleagues.

Basically, anything with an svn:mime-type property set to a non-text
for example "application/octet-stream", isn't going to be automagically
> 2. Currently I have a G4 desktop which holds the repositories. I also
> have a PowerBook which I you for work at home and from outside. At
> home I connect the desktop from the book via its Bonjour name
> <something>.local, to connect it within my local net. From outside I
> have to use a global name (in this case via dyndns). So the problem
> appears that the same repository might apear under two different
> names. How can I tell the working copy that its repository has
> "moved"?

h for example of using svn switch with --relocate:

svn switch URL [PATH]
switch --relocate FROM TO [PATH...]

"This subcommand updates your working copy to mirror a new URL-usually a
URL which shares a common ancestor with your working copy, although not
necessarily. This is the Subversion way to move a working copy to a new
branch. See the section called "Traversing Branches" for an in-depth
look at switching."

> 3. What is a good way of backing up repositories? My current test
> repository is located in my Documents folder, so it will be included,
> when I burn this folder on CD. Will this copy be work after playing
> in back from the CD in case? Are there better ideas?
> Thanks.
> hs


You probably want to hotcopy to a backup repo and put that on the CD.

This would be a good time to peruse the svn book
It's a good read and chock-full of subversion-y goodness! :)


Will Appleton

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