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Re: Newbie question on accessing individual files ...

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:37:18 -0500

On Aug 20, 2008, at 04:31, Robert Selby wrote:

> I have set up a repository for a number of related, but not dependant,
> projects and can happily use subversion to do what I need as far as
> controlling those sources.
> However, there is a project that is used by all of the other
> projects -
> a "bootloader" - each project may use a different version of the
> "bootloader" ... though' in general many would use the same variant.
> It changes very rarely and the main projects are ONLY interested in
> the
> "bootloader" BINARY - the "bootloader" should NOT be routinely
> rebuilt,
> because if it is then it will need to go back through formal retesting
> before anything can be released with it :-(
> What I need to do is to get a specific tagged version of the binary
> file
> just before doing the link. I do not want to have the "bootloader"
> binary in each main project and the "bootloader" project needs to be
> kept separate.
> I seem to remember PVCS had the concept of a "get" command for
> individual files but there doesn't seem to be any equivalent under
> subversion.
> I looked at "export" but it seems to only be happy with whole
> directories and I'm not convinced it does what I need.

You can use svn:externals to pull in bootloader into your project
from another place in the repository.


Note that until issue 937 is resolved, you cannot pull in individual
files with svn:externals; the smallest unit you can get is a directory.


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