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Re: vc-svn.el for emacs 21 and single .svn directory

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:23:26 -0400

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Karl Berry <karl_at_freefriends.org> wrote:
> The vc-svn.el file at
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/contrib/client-side/emacs/vc-svn.el
> for svn support in Emacs 21 broke with the change in Subversion that
> puts .svn only at the top level of a repository. Now the
> (vc-svn-registered) test for whether a file is in a Subversion
> repository always fails, leading Emacs to report that nothing in svn is
> "under version control".
>
> I made the following trivial change to have that function merely call
> svn status, omitting the efficiency check for .svn/entries, and it has
> been working ok.
>
> Not sure if vc-svn.el is maintained here or if anyone besides me on the
> planet is still using Emacs 21, but thought I'd pass it along. If it's
> deemed worth submitting as an issue, I'm happy to do that.

If you actually read the vc-svn.el file, the copy I have says:

          http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/emacs/emacs/lisp/vc-svn.el

And looking there..... hoo-boy, that's a CVS source tree of the old
viewvcs tool. Hmm. You know, I actually think this has been entirely
displaced by the much newer "viewvc" webtool, and the "vc" components
for Emacs. Can you try those and see if they work well enough you?

emacs-21.... What are you using, RHEL 5 or a free equivalent? It's
probably time to update to RHEL 6: It's feasible to build Subversoin
1.7 for RHEL 5, but you lose a lot of useful features (such as the
kwallet or gnome keychain) or the Emacs psvn.
Received on 2013-07-20 17:24:00 CEST

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