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Managing Multiple Drupal Sites with SVN

Managing Multiple Drupal Sites with SVN

You're a smart developer and as such you utilize a source control solution in your work.

Your work focuses on the Drupal platform, and as such you have multiple Drupal sites that you manage for yourself as well as your clients.

Storing each site in its own repository is good, but storing your commonly used modules in a central repository and pulling them into each site via svn:externals is better.

This talk will show you how.

Eric Marden

February 08, 2009

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  1. svn:externals • Create a Vendors repository • Keep Drupal core

    as well as modules and themes in this repository • Use svn:externals to pull modules into your site’s repository • Use the -r flag in your svn:externals properties to keep modules from being upgraded automatically when they are updated in Vendors This talk is delivered classroom style and illustrated on a white board. The top five talking points are above. 2
  2. Learn More • Subversion http://subversion.tigris.org/ • SVN Book http://svnbook.red-bean.com/ •

    svn:externals http://tinyurl.com/svnexternals • Google: http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=svn:externals 3
  3. Subversion Clients • svn command line • TortoiseSVN http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ •

    SmartSVN http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/ • Versions http://versionsapp.com/ 4