dmorissette at MAPGEARS.COM
Thu May 17 10:19:35 EDT 2007
Tamas Szekeres wrote:
> Don't we want to cleanup the trunk from the infrequently modified but
> heavy subdirectories like mapserver_demos, and put them into a
> separate place?
I don't want to take position on whether mapserver_demos and family
belong under trunk or not. I think there are good arguments for and
against that which were expressed on this list a few weeks ago.
However, before we move stuff around too much, you should all be aware
that even though SVN allows you to move files/dirs around apparently
seamlessly, once a file has been moved to a new location you cannot
checkout a revision from before the move with a simple "svn update -r
<revno>". You have to use the explicit path to where the file used to
reside at the time of that revision to get the file... which implies
that you need to track down the file, or checkout a copy of the whole
repository if you don't know where it used to be.
When I hit that problem last time, someone (I think it was Howard)
suggested using 'svn cat -r ...' to fetch a copy of the file's revision
without requiring that I specify the original path of the file, but that
sends output to stdout and defeats revision management. i.e. you cannot
work on that revision of the file against the repository after.
My 0.02$ on moving files around in SVN...
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