[tex-live] subversion config files

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Feb 27 18:48:03 CET 2009

On Fr, 27 Feb 2009, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> what i meant is that the TL packages with those .svn directories were
> created on a tug servers, which do not have command-line limits (which
> were on encountered on woe32, as i recall) nor the limits on number of
> files in tar list.

Yes, I already posted the answer to that. I know very well, and *just*
now I am editing the file.

Anyone who knows by heart how to add the *correct* cmd line?

	--exclude /.svn

I guess...

> restrictions should be only made when unpacking TL packages (which is
> done on user's computer, possibly with limits in place).

But on users computers we also *CREATE* tar before doing an update, to
allow us to revert back in case the update failed...

Best wishes


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