[mythtv-users] How to use SVN for most recent improvements

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 19:54:00 UTC 2007

On 15/08/07, scott at tbwifi.ca <scott at tbwifi.ca> wrote:
> Thanks Nick,
> That's exactly what I was after.  Does the svn command just place a
> tarball in the directory that the command was executed from?

No - it will download the source files individually and place them
into the correct directory structure for you. Subversion 'versions'
your checkout to allow quick future updates, and there will also be
.svn directories created when you checkout containing a second clean
version of the source. This is very useful for when you develop your
own code and use more of Subversion's features, but you don't need to
pay any attention to it if you're just downloading.

If you want to update the source to the latest version, you just run
'svn update' in each of the checkout directories created when you
first checked-out the code.

All svn information can be found in the online book at


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