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Re: repository layout

From: Florian Seydoux <florianseydoux_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:56:04 +0200

Gerard Marcel wrote:
> I am a newbie at svn, but i have been using cvs for 2 years. I would
> like to keep the layout from cvs which is:
> /var/repos/project1
> /var/repos/project2
> In svn, I would like the following:
> https:/localhost/svn/repos/project1
> https:/localhost/svn/repos/project1/trunk
> https:/localhost/svn/repos/project1/branches
> https:/localhost/svn/repos/project1/tags

Exactly; or to be precise, it would be:


It's better to start with the stuff in the right top-level folder (for
eventual further dump filtering), but not mendatory,
and for the 'tags' and 'branches', you can start without them (just the
trunk), and create them when needed.

As it's mentionned in many place, with svn you can choose the
'directory-tree' that you want
(trunk can be called 'devel', tags 'snapshot', etc; they are just usual

In addition, as you can rename and move stuff, you don't risk too much
if you start with a bit "wrong" (or not conveniant) structure.

> The others should be the same. Some base code will be used across
> projects as well.

hum... depending on how is your build (local) tree, some killing details
can be here.

If the base code is located in a different "project" (eg. 'shared'),
then it will take place in a
    https:/localhost/svn/repos/shared {/trunk,/tags,/branches}

from that, you have two choice to build your working copy:

checkout the 'shared' part and 'project(1,2)' separately (separate WC),
but in a fixed relative position (eg: 2 shared must be two level up from
The build will also be separated (you should buil the shared part, then
the project)

in project1 and project2, place a link (svn:external) to the shared part.
In this case, the shared part will be "duplicated" with every WC of
but the build process can be much easy to manage.

... hum... I'm not sure that I'm really clear... (sorry)



Seydoux Florian, PhD
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