[tex-live] svn vs. p4

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Sat May 20 22:12:05 CEST 2006

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> It seems that the bottleneck is the hard disk.  svn checks which files
> have to be updated or which files conflict.

This fits to my experiences with the subversion repositroy for the teTeX
packages in Debian. 

> Would it be helpful to have two independent repositories, one for
> system independend stuff (texmf-dist and texmf-doc) and one for system
> dependent stuff (texmf and source)?

Everybody can do something like this themself, since you don't have to
call 'svn status/update/commit/...' from the root of the tree. One can
do that from any subdirectory or give the directories to be checked/
updated/commited as additional arguments. That way svn won't scan the
whole tree.


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