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From Jan De Luyck <>
Subject Re: Branch issue
Date Mon, 04 May 2015 13:49:20 GMT
While I agree with that, this is not a possibility right now. So I'm just
looking for an easy way to manage this, save from pulling diffs and
reapplying them.


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:26 PM, KM <> wrote:

> In my opinion this sounds more like a coding issue than a source control
> issue, unless I am misunderstanding you. I don't think svn should be used
> to control the contents of your files.  You need to make the script generic
> so one version will work for all versions of RHEL.  Then you may control
> one script with svn.
> There are probably plenty of shell programming mechanisms you may use to
> get the script to be more vanilla or generic and work on all RHEL
> versions.  If they indeed need to be very different then you should control
> them separately.
> This is just my opinion though.
> KM
>  ------------------------------
>  *From:* Jan De Luyck <>
> *To:*
> *Sent:* Monday, May 4, 2015 8:14 AM
> *Subject:* Branch issue
> Hello folks,
> Perhaps a stupid subversion question, but one i haven't been able to
> figure out yet:
> I've got two scripts in the same directory, which are basically variants -
> one for RHEL6, one for RHEL7. Most of the content will be the same, with
> small changes here and there. The files are named according to the RHEL
> version.
> Unfortunatly the scripts have to be completely self-contained, so using
> modules/shared libraries/... is not an option.
> Ideally I'd like to only have to manage one script, and pull the changes
> into the second. But sofar I  haven't figured out a way yet to do this. The
> only thing I thought of is moving both to a separate dir, and branching one
> from the other. Doesn't seem ideal though.
> Any pointers/ideas how I could tackle this?
> Kind regards
> Jan

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