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Re: Migrating to SVN from zipfile-based archival. Advice?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:30:48 -0500

On Jun 10, 2010, at 17:24, Lieven Govaerts wrote:

>>> Is the SVN server smart enough to realize that, even if I follow this
>>> course of action, that
>>> /trunk/foo/bar.c
>>> /tags/release1/foo/bar.c
>>> /tags/release2/foo/bar.c
>>> are all the same file with minor (if any) differences?
>> If you do this you are going to get several copies.
>> What I would do is create a trunk and import the oldest ZIP that you have. Then get a check out of trunk and copy your next version over it. Do and "add" and "commit" then tag it. Continue.
>> Actually, there is a utility that is designed to import ZIPs that are different versions. Although now that everything is at apache.org I don't know where to find all the little utilties that used to be on tigris.org... and they don't seem to be at tigris.org either.
> All files from svn.collab.net have been copied to svn.apache.org.
> You're probably talking about svn_load_dirs.pl, which is the tool that
> the documentation refers to in the 'vendor drop' chapter. You can find
> it here:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/contrib/client-side/svn_load_dirs/

Yes, svn_load_dirs.pl is exactly the script you want for this scenario. It's how I initially imported my make-a-copy-every-so-often pseudo-version-control into Subversion years ago.
Received on 2010-06-11 07:31:37 CEST

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