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From "Miller, Hugh" <HughMil...@chevron.com>
Subject RE: Re: environment variable for location of the .svn directory ?
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:57:58 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Branko ─îibej [mailto:brane@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:30 AM
> To: users@subversion.apache.org
> Subject: [**EXTERNAL**] Re: environment variable for location of the .svn
> directory ?
> 
> On 21.12.2016 10:48, Andreas Stieger wrote:
> > Hello Hugh,
> >
> >> Is there an environment variable that can be used
> >> to specify the location of the .svn directory ?
> > The only method to alter the .svn path (that I am aware of) is the the
> SVN_ASP_DOT_NET_HACK
> > http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.basic.in-
> action.html#svn.basic.in-action.wc
> 
> And to be quite candid, I have no idea if that even works any more ...
> the code is there, but I'm not aware of anyone having tested Subversion
> releases with that flag set. As far as I understand it's not very
> relevant any more (or, rather, that ASP.Net is not relevant).
> 
> -- Brane

Thanks.

Andreas asked

> What is the problem you are trying to solve?

The context is versioning file sets/trees that are used by other applications and processes.
In this situation, it is nice or imperative to be able to treat the file set/tree as just
the original, but still have it versioned. This is obtained if the versioning tool in no way
alters the original file tree. The newer treatment of .svn goes most of the way but does not
quite do this.

Also, just my untutored mania, it seems cleaner, and provides freedom, to govern the .svn
location with an environment variable, since there is nothing in the concept or nature of
 .svn that would require it to be located as is done now.
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