SVN 1.5 Book [REVIEW] Chapter 5 | Section "Repository Replication"
C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Mon Jun 16 13:58:41 CDT 2008
Yes, in 1.5 you can mirror from a *source* URL that's not the root of that
repository. But the *destination* URL must always be the root of the
In other words, you can do this:
svn init ROOT-URL-OF-DEST-REPOS ROOT-URL-OF-SRC-REPOS
svn init ROOT-URL-OF-DEST-REPOS ROOT-URL-OF-SRC-REPOS/some/dir
but not these:
svn init ROOT-URL-OF-DEST-REPOS/some/dir ROOT-URL-OF-SRC-REPOS
svn init ROOT-URL-OF-DEST-REPOS/some/dir ROOT-URL-OF-SRC-REPOS/some/dir
Karl Heinz Marbaise wrote:
> I have found a little issue for the help message of the svnsync tool:
> in the book it's written:
> In Subversion 1.4, this is required—only full mirroring of repositories
> is permitted. In Subversion 1.5, though, you can use svnsync to mirror
> only some subtree of the repository, too.
> But when I try to get the help message about the CLI:
> svnsles9:~ # svnsync init --help
> initialize (init): usage: svnsync initialize DEST_URL SOURCE_URL
> Initialize a destination repository for synchronization from
> another repository.
> The destination URL must point to the root of a repository with
> no committed revisions. The destination repository must allow
> revision property changes.
> But this is not true, cause in SVN 1.5 you can use a subdirectory of the
> source_url ...
> So this should be put as a bug into the ISSUE data base ....
> Created an Issue #3219 for this...
> Kind regards
> Karl Heinz Marbaise
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com> | http://cmpilato.blogspot.com/
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