Talk:VCS package guidelines

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Q: Any reason for using 'svn co' instead of 'svn export'? export is way faster for these situations and it doesn't create all the .svn files.

A: Look at

What's the reason for using 'cp -r $_svnmod $_svnmod-build' instead of using 'svn export $_svnmod $_svnmod-build'?--BertiBoeller 19:21, 15 March 2009 (EDT)

-- no reason afaik. Please send a patch against /usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD-svn.proto from abs package to the bug tracker. --shining 07:59, 4 October 2009 (EDT)

Please submit the Mercurial proto to flyspray so that it can be added to abs package. --shining 17:37, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Q: Could we consider a guideline to use firewall-friendly protocols when possible (e.g. instead of git:// --Mitch feaster 14:34, 15 November 2011 (EST)

pkgver and cvs

I don't use cvs. How can you describe the pkgver for cvs (for pacman 4.1)?