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Re: Setting sticky depth without grabbing content immediately

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:44:22 +0100

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM, OBones <obones_at_free.fr> wrote:
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 11:16:12AM +0100, OBones wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> When using the update command with subversion 1.8, one can set the sticky
>>> depth with the --set-depth option.
>>> When changing from emtpy to infinity, all the files that were not
>>> retrieved
>>> yet are retrieved immediately.
>>> While this is fine in most cases, I am in a situation where I'd like to
>>> prepare the working copy setting the depths but would like to have the
>>> files
>>> retrieved later on when doing an option-less update.
>>> To sum up, based on svnbook sparse dirs example, here is what I'd like to
>>> be
>>> able to do:
>>>
>>> $ svn checkout file:///var/svn/repos mom-empty --depth empty
>>> Checked out revision 1.
>>>
>>> $ svn update --set-depth infinity --record-only mom-empty/daughter
>>> Updating 'mom-empty/daughter': depth recorded
>>>
>>> $ svn update mom-empty
>>> Updating 'mom-empty':
>>> A mom-empty/daughter
>>> A mom-empty/daughter/granddaughter1
>>> A mom-empty/daughter/granddaughter1/bunny1.txt
>>> A mom-empty/daughter/granddaughter1/bunny2.txt
>>> A mom-empty/daughter/granddaughter2
>>> A mom-empty/daughter/fishie.txt
>>>
>>> Is this something that can be done? If yes, how can I achieve this?
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help
>>
>> Perhaps this can help you:
>>
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/tools/client-side/svn-viewspec.py
>>
> Thanks for this, but it won't help much in this case.
> Basically, I'd like to prepare a working copy for a system that will do the
> final svn update and over which I have no control. As a result, I'd like to
> avoid, if possible, that this final update does nothing.
> It seems it's not possible easily however, so I guess I'll have to live with
> that useless update...

I think this would be a useful feature. Whether or not someone will
have time to work on it, or someone steps up to write a patch for it,
is another matter. But I'd suggest that you enter this into the issue
tracker in any case.

Can you please file an issue for this?

-- 
Johan
Received on 2013-11-05 10:45:46 CET

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