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Re: Partial update possible?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 05:06:31 -0600

On Feb 5, 2009, at 04:05, Engebakken Geir wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Feb 4, 2009, at 08:25, Geir Engebakken wrote:
>>> I have a situation where I regularly want to update my WC of a
>>> project, but there are some Java packages that I dont want to
>>> have in
>>> my WC, so after I run svn update I need to physically remove the
>>> directories to get the product to compile. Is there any
>>> possibility in
>>> Svn to configure that some of the directories should be ignored when
>>> updating?
>> If you want those directories to be empty, then you can "svn switch"
>> those directories to an empty directory you create in your
>> repository for just this purpose.
>> svn mkdir $REPO/empty -m "making empty directory"
>> cd your-working-copy
>> svn switch some-dir $REPO/empty
> The problem with this solution is that this is a open souurce
> repository that i dont have commit access to. The source is a
> conversion program that converts from several SCM systems and some
> of them are irrelevant to us, and generates compile errors because
> we dont have the libs nescessary to compile. Removing these
> directories makes it all work, but we need to do that after everey
> update of the source.

You could use sparse directories to do a partial checkout of their


This requires Subversion 1.5 or greater. For earlier Subversion,
there was the -N (non-recursive) checkout option which works
differently and less well.


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