[arch-dev-public] The move to SVN

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 9 14:29:48 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Eric Belanger
<belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Eric Belanger
> > <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> >
> > >  Things I would like to know how to do with the new SVN repo:
> > >  - how to checkout the whole repo and how to update it afterwards
> > >
> >
> > I just want to say that this is not really recommended. The size on
> > disk is huge (SVN keeps a copy of the HEAD revision in the .svn/
> > directory, so the overall size of the checkout is double that of the
> > actual files). Feel free to do it, but I know I won't be doing it.
> >
> > Not to mention that fact that one individual package has copies in the
> > repos/ dir too. A package in extra and testing for both architectures
> > has 5 copies of the tracked files (and 5 more for the svn HEAD
> > revisions). So that's a totaly of 10 PKGBUILDs and other files for one
> > package. We have 2500ish last I checked.
> >
>  Thanks for the explanation.  I wasn't aware that it had that much
>  overhead. I'll probably just checkout what I need with archco.
>  One more thing: with cvs we had to export the CVSROOT variable on our
>  local machine. Is a similar step required with the new svn setup or is
>  everything taken care in archco? I'm not at my Arch machine right now so I
>  can't check it.

Everything is taken care of in archco - I ran it on a couple of my
packages last night and it worked fine

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