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RE: best practices for binaries/build results?

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:21:38 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 2:04 PM
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: best practices for binaries/build results?
> Is there an established procedure or recommendation for storing
> versioned binaries and build by-products. I don't really want them
> pushed back to the source repository because they are mostly
> reproducible, have a short useful life, and are too big to let them
> accumulate forever. Are there any common conventions that people use
> to
> consistently tie the results that need to go through testing and
> possibly production to the tag/revision that generated them in a way
> that works across different projects? Or would it be a good idea to
> push them into a separate repository that could be managed differently
> using some convention for tag names to tie them together?

Keep the workspace used for that build around for a while. Make sure
it's set read-only and owned by a special user after the build. Simple,
lazy, and can be deleted easily when it's no longer of value.

If you assemble the components into a tar as part of a distribution
package, just keep the tar in a locked down directory.

I don't think I would mess with a special binary only repository.
You're not actually versioning the binaries, so you would only need
subversion for its ability to lock-down the files and act as a holding
area. The file system should be adequate, since you can lock down the
directories/files. Plus, you can 'tag' a tar file via it's filename, or
by the directory it's stored in. More importantly, 'rm' is implemented,
whereas 'svn obliterate' isn't.

 Re-cap: make sure the binaries (or build workspaces) are in a locked
down location (permission and ownership,) name the tar/dir to match the
svn tag, record which binaries/workspaces are the important ones (you
can delete the built-but-never-deployed binaries immediately,) and as
long as the build is repeatable and the source code tagged, you
shouldn't even have to worry about accidental deletions.


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