[PATCH] mention stable path names for examples in the HACKING file

Olaf Hering olh at suse.de
Sat May 21 03:53:52 CDT 2005

I will send patches once we agree on the final location.
Most installations on UNIX systems will probably be on Linux systems:

Make all path names used in examples consistent when writing new code.

--prefix= is /usr for most subversion installations.
/srv holds the repository data.
It is mentioned in the Linux FHS at http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
This location leads typically to vi/emacs like discussions.

Index: svnbook-trunk.pathnames/src/en/HACKING
--- svnbook-trunk.pathnames.orig/src/en/HACKING
+++ svnbook-trunk.pathnames/src/en/HACKING
@@ -47,6 +47,11 @@ Subversion Guide
 - Primary server machine/URL: svn.red-bean.com
+- All path names used in examples:
+    executable binaries are in /usr/bin
+    repository base path is /srv/svn/repos
+    repository path for HTTP URLs is http://svn.red-bean.com/repos
Index: svnbook-trunk.pathnames/src/en/TODO
--- svnbook-trunk.pathnames.orig/src/en/TODO
+++ svnbook-trunk.pathnames/src/en/TODO
@@ -22,10 +22,6 @@ To be fixed by someone:
     has been fixed that broke it and potentially update the 
     example to use it instead.
-  - we seem to inconsistently assume repositories live either in
-    /usr/local/svn/ or /usr/local/repositories/ throughout the book.
-    We ought to consistify to /var/svn.
   - Chapter 8 Section 1.1 "Repository Layer" documents the pre-FSFS state
     of affairs.

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