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Re: copying projects across repositories

From: Faheem Mitha <faheem_at_email.unc.edu>
Date: 2003-04-25 21:20:59 CEST

On 25 Apr 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Faheem Mitha <faheem@email.unc.edu> writes:
>
> > I'm not completely clear why this command does not work. The
> > Subversion Book does not prescribe the exact rules that govern this
> > command, but all the examples given for copying between repositories
> > are for creating branches and tags within one repository.
>
> Yes, indeed, for subversion 1.0, copies can only be made within a
> single repository. There is no cross-repository branching or merging.
>
> I think the book probably needs to make this point clear. I'll add it
> to my to-do list.

What would you recommend for transferring branches/projects across
repositories?

I tried checking out the (empty) thesis project from /home/faheem/svn, and
then did a svn copy from the thesis files in /home/faheem/svntmp/thesis.
Subversion got unhappy and said

svn: Trying to use an unsupported feature
svn: Source URL is from foreign repository.

though it still did a checkout from svntmp.

Is there any way currently of doing this? I can just import the raw files
into svn, but then I would lose the history from the original repository
(svntmp).

                                               Faheem.

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