[CMake] CTest Subversion support and update handler

Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman at kitware.com
Tue Nov 25 08:57:39 EST 2008

Bill Hoffman wrote:
> Number Cruncher wrote:
>> Okay, I *think* I get that "svn log" is called for "U <file>", i.e. 
>> updated, but not for "M|C|G <file", where local modifications exist. 
>> But why is "svn status" called when the file is updated to an older copy?
>> Number Cruncher wrote:
>>> The more I look at the CVS logs for this, the more convinced I am 
>>> that there's a major bug in the retrieval of log information for 
>>> modified files.
>>> Apologies if my last post was a bit blunt. I'm just a bit 
>>> disappointed at not having any response to my bug submissions or 
>>> patches. I'm trying to do my bit for a incredibly useful piece of 
>>> software. I can't be the only one using SVN and CTest (KDE??). So 
>>> *please* could someone explain why log or status info is only 
>>> retrieved for files whose update *isn't* an "M", "C" or "G"????
> OK, so I am going to be brutally honest here...  The person that wrote 
> the CVS/SVN update stuff for CTest is not really working on CMake 
> anymore.  I suspect you have found a bug that needs fixing.  We do use 
> svn/CTest on many projects at Kitware.  However, no one has complained 
> about this bug yet.   It is hard to see.  I have not had the time to 
> figure out how to answer your questions.   I will get to it at some 
> point, hopefully soon.

That said, there are plans in place to add support for git and other 
version control systems, and during that process it is likely this 
update part of ctest will be re-factored.


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