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Re: File externals cannot be removed

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:43:38 +0200 (Jerusalem Standard Time)

Simon Large wrote on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 22:18 -0000:
> Doh! Missed the obvious one.
>
> The subject "can't remove uncommittted added file external" is
> inaccurate; as Marc Haesen points out the removal is not possible even
> after commit.

Fixed.

> So a file external can never be removed from a working
> copy without making a fresh checkout. Not a 1.6.0 blocker, but it is
> fairly nasty behaviour.
>

I don't like it either (I'd be happier if it was fixed).

Daniel

> Simon
>
> 2009/3/4 Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>:
> > Is it issue #3351?
> >
> > Simon Large wrote on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 00:36 -0000:
> >> Hi folks,
> >>
> >> Just testing the new file externals as documented in the 1.6 release
> >> notes and I don't seem to be able to delete a file external once it is
> >> set. This is with the TortoiseSVN nightly build commandline client,
> >> which is built against the head of the SVN 1.6.x branch.
>
> <snip recipe>
>
> >> Now I have no svn:external property set, but the file external is
> >> still there and cannot be deleted. Manual deletion fails because svn
> >> up restores it. svn rm doesn't work for externals.
> >>
> >> Committing after adding the svn:externals doesn't help, nor does
> >> committing after deleting it. The only fix seems to be a fresh
> >> checkout. Am I missing something obvious?
>
>
>

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