Using Subversion for binary distribution?
jan.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Fri May 25 10:59:01 UTC 2007
On Fri, 25 May 2007, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Brian Candler wrote:
> > Here's a wacky idea - I don't know if anyone's considered it before.
> > Suppose you checked a full *binary* FreeBSD distribution into Subversion
> > (that is, untar all the distribution bundles and then svn import)
> > Is there any value in pursuing this idea?
> Unless performance problems arise when there are several versions of
> the ~~300 MB tree (for the base system) in the repository, this is
> actually a nice idea!
Using fsfs I've done something similar. The major problem I had was that
"large" transactions (revisions) tended to slow any operations that had
to hunt through them to a crawl. Not completely sure that svn is the
right vc tool for that, but with the "right" one it's an interesting
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