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Re: tagging externals

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:54:03 +0100

On 15.02.2010 20:32, RHF wrote:
> Stefan,
>
> I went back and repeated the process, this time creating a tag from
> the HEAD revision in the repository.
> I then checked out a WC of this tag and it appears that everything
> worked correctly. At least there were no errors.
>
> Apparently, when I created a tag from my trunk WC, it actually made
> copies of the external files in the repository and also included the
> same files as externals. Having both an actual copy and an external
> for the same file is the source of the problem.
> When I created the tag from the repository HEAD, the files are
> included as externals only in the tag repository.
>
> From this I see also that the new process is different from and better
> than the manual procedure I described earlier.
> The externals revision numbers are stored with the tag properties -
> not actual copies of the files themselves.
>
> The only problem I see now is that when creating a tag from the WC,
> actual copies of the externals should not be added into the repo along
> with the externals.

Does this also happen if you do not check any external in the branch/tag
dialog and then create the branch/tag from the wc? Does it then include
the (I assume) file externals in the branch/tag too?
If yes, then that's a 'feature' of the svn library and I'll have to find
a way around that...

Stefan

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