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Re: SVN 'entries' Hacking - Safe?

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: 2007-11-19 18:37:36 CET

Chris Horn wrote:
> SVK doesn't seem like it would allow me to easily track changes to
> config files. I'm not just "pushing" out a config, I'm trying to make
> updates and generally do typical SVN stuff.

Why do you think that SVK won't do this for you? SVK is a Subversion
client without admin directories; anything you can do in Subversion you
can also do in SVK.

For purposes of this discussion, you can ignore that SVK can *also*
mirror a remote Subversion server. The key difference for you here is
that SVK will allow you to checkout into an existing directory tree and
subsequently manage any and/or all files from that checkout.

If I were doing this, I would create an empty path in an SVK repo and
check it out over the top of /etc, then 'svk add' the files I wanted to
manage from the repository (e.g. not the files that the operating system
or GUI management tools mess with directly). From that point on, those
files and only those files would be under version control. Whether you
mirror that information to another repo is a completely independent



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