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Re: SVN 'entries' Hacking - Safe?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-19 19:01:07 CET

John Peacock wrote:
> 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
> decision.

I haven't had time to attempt this myself, but would like to know if
anyone else has done it with the mirrored svn directories handled as
branches for similar machines?

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Mon Nov 19 19:00:34 2007

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