[Python-modules-team] Using svn:externals to pull trunk only

Scott Kitterman scott at kitterman.com
Fri Sep 21 13:28:30 UTC 2007

On Friday 21 September 2007 09:23, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Hi,
> some weeks (months!?) ago it was suggested to provide a way to checkout
> only the trunk directories of all packages. I came up with a tiny script
>  and use it to update the svn:externals property in my own svn. Checkout
> https://ssl.recluse.de/svn/debian/svn-externals/python-apps/
> https://ssl.recluse.de/svn/debian/svn-externals/python-modules/
> and you should get all trunk directories, pulled by the svn:external
> property settings of my svn directories. The tiny script I'm using to
> update them is also in the diretory.
> If there's some broader interest in this script I could come up with a
> better and more general version of it. It works for me as it is, though.
I know that the Debian Perl group recently reorganized their svn to accomplish 
this and are having lots of svn-buildpackage issues as a result.  They may be 

Scott K

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