cvs commit: ALFS/profiles/BLFS ALFS-3.1.dtd

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Sat Jul 3 10:30:37 PDT 2004

James Robertson wrote:

> compare to see if they are the same.  Does CVS or SVN have a "link" type 
> mechanism where we can say ALFS/DTD is the real source file, but we a 
> copy (link) of it present in other places?  I have also used Microsoft's 
> VSS and it supports this feature.

And the answer is YES! With subversion, we can have a "virtual" 
subdirectory under the profile directory called DTD, that automatically 
checks out a copy of the DTD directory (the real, master one) whenever 
the profile is checked out. It means the DTD won't be in the profile 
root directory any more, it will be in a subdir, but that's easy to deal 

It's also possible to even make changes and commits from this automatic 
subdir checkout, since it's a normal svn working copy. That will be very 
nice, we will no longer have duplicate DTDs in the profiles.

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