Getting PKGBUILDs from SVN

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The entire SVN repo is huge. Not only will it take an obscene amount of disk space, but it will also tax the server for you to download it. Do not download the whole repo, only follow the instructions below.

If you abuse this service, your address may be blocked.

Never use the public SVN for any sort of scripting.

Non-recursive checkout

  svn checkout -N svn:// 

This creates a directory named "svn-packages" which contains nothing. It does, however, know that it is an svn checkout.

Checkout a package

  cd svn-packages
  svn update package-name

This will pull the package you requested into your checkout. From now on, any time you `svn update` at the top level, this will be updated as well.

Updating all packages

  cd svn-packages
  svn update

Checkout an older revision of a package

  cd svn-packages
  svn log

Find out the revision you want by examining the history

  svn update -r1729 package-name

This will update an existing working copy of package-name to r1729