2009/3/25 Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>:
> 2009/3/25 Lübbe Onken <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>:
>> Hi Simon,
>> while trying to translate the section on file externals I got stuck on
>> the following paragraph:
>> The path to the file external must be in a working copy that is already
>> checked out. While directory externals can place the external directory
>> at any depth and it will create any intermediate directories, file
>> externals must be placed into a working copy that is already checked out.
>> 1) What does this mean? Does it mean that the svn:externals property for
>> files can only be set in an already checked out working copy and not via
>> the repo browser?
>> 2) What do you mean by: "While directory externals can place the
>> external directory at any depth...?" What is depth in this context?
>> 3) Why do you repeat the first sentence again at the end? To me it
>> sounds a bit like "you have to place file externals in a working copy
>> that is already checked out, because you have to place file externals in
>> a working copy that is already checked out."
> Hmm, not very good, is it. I will change this.
> directory externals can include a (relative) path in the destination
> spec, and intermediate directories will be created, e.g.
> http://example.com/trunk/doc dir1/dir2/dir3/doc
> This will create dir1/dir2/dir3/doc in your WC and checkout into doc.
> For file externals you cannot specify directories. the file must
> appear in the directory that is specified. See the svn 1.6 release
Actually that is not true either. It can include path info, but the
final destination directory must be a versioned directory.
Intermediate unversioned directories will not be created as they are
for folder externals.
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