[pmwiki-users] Can subversion update remote server

Gregory Martyn GMartyn at JudicialTitle.com
Thu Aug 10 10:08:19 CDT 2006

If you have the skills required, the best solution is a post-commit hook on your subversion server. Check the hooks dir in your subversion repository (not the working copy).
In the script, check what files changed and ftp them to your webserver.
Completely automatic (just do a svn commit), and it doesn't waste bandwidth sending files that weren't affected.


From: pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com on behalf of Pico
Sent: Wed 8/9/2006 11:31 PM
To: PmWiki Users
Subject: [pmwiki-users] Can subversion update remote server

I just tried an update of my local PmWiki using Subversion and was
surprised at how fast it was.  Is there anyway I can use Subversion to
update me remotely hosted PmWiki by running my local Subversion client? 
If not, any suggestions on improving my upgrade procedure (shown below)

My hosting company does not have Subversion installed and does not
provide me with any command-line access.
As a result, I have been using ftp whenever I upgrade PmWiki and the
process is always painfully slow (with inevitable timeouts and
disconnects).  I have tried different ftp clients, some of which seem
better than others with timeouts and retries, but the process has never
been anything better than slow.

In balancing between speed and safety with my limited ftp access, I
choose to customize a new install, as opposed to upgrading a prior
install, like this:

1. FTP the latest version of PmWiki to a "pmwiki-latest" directory on my
remote host
2. Copy config, cookbook and skins from my existing "pmwikifarm" to the
new "pmwiki-latest"
3. Rename directories (oldfarm-> deleteme; pmwikifarm->oldfarm;

The slowest part of the process is simply uploading the latest pmwiki. 
Perhaps I could speed up that part of the process if I uploaded the
zipped file and used some php script to have the remote server upzip it.
I'd appreciate any suggestions.


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