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Re: a little help sorting things out

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:29:10 -0500

On Jul 22, 2008, at 07:52, Matthew Smith wrote:

> I'm not very good with svn and have just inherited an app using it
> for version control. Currently we are migrating an application from
> one server to another and I need to sync the code from the current
> server back to the repository, then deploy it on the new server.
> The last person in charge of the repository has created several
> tags, with different directories on the current server pointing to
> different tags.
> Here's the results of "svn info" on the different directories on
> the current/live server:
> (application root)
> URL: (server)/(app)/tags/production
> (application root)/src
> (server)/(app)/tags/mr-04-17-08/src
> (application root)/bin
> (server)/(app)/tags/mr-04-17-08/bin
> (application root)/templates
> (server)/(app)/tags/production/templates
> So basically I want to commit the production server code to the
> mr-04-17-08 tag, then copy it over to the production tag, then
> deploy on the new server.
> I am just concerned about where the code will get committed to
> because the different subdirectories point to different places on
> the repository. How do I make sure that the code gets committed to
> the mr-04-17-08 tag?

By convention, you should not commit anything to any tag. Tags are
supposed to be immutable. Subversion does not enforce this by default
(though a repository administrator could write a script to enforce
it); rather, the users of a repository understand that a tag is meant
to be a snapshot in time, never to be changed.

You should read and understand the Subversion Book before attempting
to make any changes to your application's deployment. You should also
spend some time talking with the last person in charge of this
installation to discover why the different folders point to parts of
different tags. No one here is going to be able to guess why that was


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