SVN repo

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Tue Aug 9 18:17:31 UTC 2011

On 08/09/2011 01:03 PM, Chris Rees wrote:
> On 9 August 2011 17:17, Stephen Montgomery-Smith<stephen at>  wrote:
>> Chris Rees wrote:
>>> Hi Stephen,
>>> Have you any plans to start distributing the subversion repo? I keep
>>> hearing little hints about the Other Two Trees being moved too... If
>>> you need any more hands on it I'll be happy to help.
>>> Chris
>> I hadn't thought about it, but it is a good idea.
>> A good start would be for you to tell me some basic commands by which I can
>> fetch the whole subversion tree, and how I can regularly update it.  I know
>> almost nothing about svn.  (Also on cvs I have access to
>>, and it would be nice to have the equivalent for
>> svn.)
>> Setting it up so that CTM creates regular updates of the svn repository will
>> then be very straightforward for me, as the infrastructure is essentially
>> all there.
>> Also, if the svn repository is big (as big as the cvs repository), I
>> probably need to warn the mirrors of the big files that will arrive.
> Hahaha, good one. The svn repo (just for src) is enormous -- the seed
> file is 1GB alone.

The cvs repos are about 1.2G (compressed).  There are about three or 
four *xEmpty* files in in cvs-cur at any one time.  So adding another 
three or four of these might only double the size of CTM.  I think it is 

Tell me a command sequence for downloading the svn repo, and I can do a 
few preliminary experiments to see how big it would all be.

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