Re: Scripting an svn:externals change
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:43:13 -0500
On Sep 2, 2010, at 11:27, BRM wrote:
> I recently had my subversion server die - the box, not subversion itself - and
If you can afford to have the repository offline, make a dumpfile, twiddle it, load it into a new repository, and have everybody check out new working copies, you may want to consider doing that. The twiddling step would be done with the svndumptool script. The advantage would be that you could correct the externals definitions in all past revisions of the repository too, not just the HEAD, so that anybody needing to check out a past revision would still have working externals in the repository's new location. And do use relative externals this time so you won't have to do this kind of surgery ever again, noting that the relative externals syntax is only compatible with Subversion 1.5 and higher.
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