[MacPorts] CommittersTipsAndTricks modified

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Changed page "CommittersTipsAndTricks" by dweber at macports.org from*
Page URL: <http://trac.macports.org/wiki/CommittersTipsAndTricks>
Diff URL: <http://trac.macports.org/wiki/CommittersTipsAndTricks?action=diff&version=19>
Revision 19

Index: CommittersTipsAndTricks
--- CommittersTipsAndTricks (version: 18)
+++ CommittersTipsAndTricks (version: 19)
@@ -28,33 +28,44 @@
 To create your own users directory:
-svn mkdir https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserID>
+svn mkdir https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserName>
 Then, checkout your user directory:
-$ mkdir -p ~/myports
-$ svn co https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserID> ~/myports
+$ svn co https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserName> ~/myports
 Then edit your MacPorts sources.conf file {{{/opt/local/etc/macports/sources.conf}}} to add ~/myports to the list before the main rsync source at rsync.macports.org, e.g.:
-To work on a copy of a port from MacPorts trunk, use {{{svn copy}}}.  For example, to test changes on the cableswig port:
+To work on a copy of a port from MacPorts trunk, use `svn copy`.  For example, to test changes on the cableswig port, you can copy the repository trunk (at the HEAD revision) to your new user branch:
-$ svn mkdir ~/myports/devel/cableswig
-$ svn copy https://svn.macosforge.org/repository/macports/trunk/dports/devel/cableswig/Portfile ~/myports/devel/cableswig/Portfile
+$ svn mkdir ~/myports/devel
+$ svn copy https://svn.macosforge.org/repository/macports/trunk/dports/devel/cableswig ~/myports/devel/
-Run `portindex` in `~/myports` any time you add a new Portfile, e.g.:
+Another option for a large branch is to copy everything at the server side, where the copy is equivalent to a unix hard link in the file system; e.g.:
+$ svn mkdir https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserName>/devel
+$ svn copy \
+      https://svn.macosforge.org/repository/macports/trunk/dports/devel/cableswig \
+      https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/users/<YourMacPortsUserName>/devel/cableswig \
+      -m "testing modifications to cableswig"
+$ cd ~/myports
+$ svn update
+After the copy, run `portindex` in `~/myports` (do this any time you add a new Portfile), e.g.:
 $ cd ~/myports
+$ svn update
 $ portindex
 $ port file cableswig


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