svn - but smaller?

John Mehr jcm at
Thu Mar 14 02:17:49 UTC 2013

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:57:13 -0600 (MDT)
 Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, John Mehr wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:20:37 +0100
>>  "Michael Ross" <gmx at> wrote:
>>> What'd you think about a syntax extension along the 
>>>lines of
>>> 	svnup --bsd-base
>>> 	svnup --bsd-ports
>>> 	svnup --bsd-all
>>> with automagic host selection, default to uname's major 
>>>version stable branch and default target dirs?
>> Hello,
>> This sounds good to me, and as long as there's some sort 
>>of a consensus that we're not breaking the principle of 
>>least surprise, I'm all for it.  The one default that may 
>>be unexpected is the defaulting to the stable branch -- 
>>people who track the security branches will be left out.  
>>So maybe something like:
>> svnup --ports
>> svnup --stable
>> svnup --security (or --release)
> How would you select the mirror?  There are two now, and 
>likely more 
> later.

This is a good question.  I was thinking it could be done 
the same way that freebsd-update selects its mirror via an 
SRV query but it looks like that's currently not an 

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