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Re: Sparse directories and svn:externals

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-07-03 21:25:46 CEST

Jorge Uriarte <jorge.uriarte@omelas.net> writes:
> I'm trying this:
>
> svn co --depth=immediates http://myurl/svn/myappbundle
>
> but I see that directories inside myappbundles are being checkedout
> recursively. Is this the proposed behaviour? I thought directories in
> myappbundle would just be created (empty!)-

Right now, you'll need to upgrade the server to trunk as well as the
client. (There is a way to make the client do correct sparse
checkouts even when the server is older and doesn't know about
--depth, but that compatibility code is not fully implemented yet.)

> My other doubt is related to the intended behaviour for "sparse-directories"
> regarding externals. Are externals supposed to be allowed? I mean, given
> myappbundle holds several directories inside as externals, can I trust on
> this feature to select just the externals I want to work with?

I think it will only expand the externals if depth is infinity... But
I haven't tested that. If you try it (after server upgrade) can you
let us know? Thank you.

-Karl

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