Tag Archives: svk

SVK / gettext Issues

Anybody seen this problem? % svk co //local/typo typo.new Syncing //local/typo(/local/typo) in /local/home/dom/public_html/typo.new to 1201. zsh: abort (core dumped) svk co //local/typo typo.new Thankfully, I can get a sensible stack trace out of it. (gdb) bt #0 0x2826febf in kill () from /lib/libc.so.6 #1 0x2826fe5c in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6 #2 0x2826eb6c in abort () […]


I’ve just found the svnmerge tool. It’s a real boon if you have to work with branches in subversion. It’s still not quite as simple to use as svk but it’s still better than doing things by hand…

Rails Security Hole

Working round the Rails showstopper. (pdcawley)++ (svk)++ I now have the fixed version of typo (soon to be 4.0.2), around an hour after it was committed. As to the whole “full disclosure” thing by the rails team? They handled it pretty badly. As somebody else commented, it didn’t work for OpenBSD a while back and […]

Typo Upgrade

I’ve finally bit the bullet and upgraded Typo to the trunk, so I can get everything up to Rails 1.1. Unfortunately, this was quite a painful process… Normally, I track bits of software I might want to hack on in a vendor branch in subversion, and use svn_load_dirs.pl to update to new releases. This works […]


As noted in my talk earlier, SVK is a really handy tool for building remote operation on top of subversion. If you haven’t tried it yet, you need too. I’ve just tried it and been absolutely blown away by its mirroring abilities. I committed a change on a local copy of a mirror of XML-Genx. […]