[tex-live] svn for TeX Live

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Mar 14 08:11:05 CET 2006

On Die, 14 Mär 2006, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> A fine thing of P4 was the ability to exclude some directories from
> checking out.  Can subversion do something similar?  In particular, I
> only need binaries for x86, not for the other platforms...

I don't know a direct way, but you can check out the whole bunch, then 
rm -rf the directories you don't need, and edit the file .svn/entries
in the parent dir to remove the <entry .../> you just deleted.

Eg after full check out
	cd ....../bin
	rm -rf alpha-linux
	vi .svn/entries
		# remove the entry
		# <entry
		#	name="alpha-linux"
		#	kind="dir"/>

Probably there is a simpler way ...

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>             Università di Siena
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