[csw-maintainers] Status of svn on the buildfarm (working copy upgrade)?

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Tue Sep 20 16:25:32 CEST 2011

Peter Bonivart <bonivart at opencsw.org> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> I have an issue with this (IMHO its not a svn problem): why is mgar so
>> huge? Each time I wish to approach gar based packaging I must incur
>> something as 16 hours of checkout/upgrade/what ever. It's so long that I
>> always forget what I wanted to do and I lose my motivation. Is not
>> possible to have a better granularity? Last time I looked there were a
>> lot of redundancy. Well, sorry if I misunderstood the subject.
> This upgrade problem was caused by svn 1.7 requiring it and for some
> reason a pre-release package of svn was uploaded to unstable and the
> build hosts were upgraded with it. All local repos then had to be
> upgraded to the new 1.7 format.
> The time to do the upgrade is reasonable if you're on a Sparc host
> which I unfortunately wasn't.
> I think you're referring to us having the gar build system in every
> package trunk which made svn ops much slower. Now with mgar we have
> the build system just once and all trunks use that so svn is snappier
> when not having to handle that.
> Sure, a complete checkout takes a few hours but after that you can
> work in your own areas of the repo. I rarely update the root of the
> repo and even though people have worked on all kinds of things it's
> only like 10 minutes.

Thank you for your answer. Next time that I have the opportunity I will
give it a new try.

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