svn-inject(1) puts a Debian source package into Subversion repository


svn-inject [options]



accepts the following options on the command-line:


print the help menu


Make the command output verbose

Default: Off.


Hide less important messages

Default: Off.


Layout type. 1 (default) means package/{trunk,tags,branches,...} scheme, 2 means the {trunk,tags,branches,...}/package scheme.

Default: 1

-t directory

Specify the directory where the .orig.tar.gz files are stored on the local machine.

Default: Off.

-d | --do-like=directory

Looks at the working directory of some other package and uses its base URL, tarball storage directory and similar checkout target directory.

Default: Off.

-c number

Checkout nothing (0), trunk directory (1) or everything (2) when the work is done.

Default: 1


Only keep modified files under SVN control (including the debian/ directory), track only parts of upstream branch

Default: Off.

-O | --no-branches

Do not create the branches subdirectory at all. This works in a similar way to -o but all changes on upstream files (e.g. meta changes like updating the config.guess and config.sub files) are ignored and the upstream branch is not used.

Default: use branches/.


By default, svn-inject used to create .svn/deb-layout after an inject operation if a checkout followed the inject. Since version 0.6.22 this behaviour is deprecated.

With this parameter svn-inject will replicate the old behaviour.

This option was provided since it can be useful when creating a local override file.

Default: Off.

-setprops -set-props

Set svn-bp:* props on the debian directory automatically.

Default: Off.


Eduard Bloch

This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch in roff.

Goneri Le Bouder

Converted manpages to SGML.

Neil Williams

Converted manpages to DocBook XML and current Debian maintainer


Copyright © 2009 Eduard Bloch