On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 09:48:21PM +0000, Dan Nessett wrote:
> Bad etiquette to answer my own question, but I just reread the Externals
> Definition section of the book and found this:
> "An externals definition can point only to directories, not to files."
> So, what I have described won't work even if overloading with
> svn:externals is supported.
You're probably reading an outdated version of the book.
See the nightly edition: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.externals.html
File externals are indeed supported as of 1.6, with the caveats I
listed in my other reply (those problems aren't documented in the book).
The current plan is to fix file externals in the upcoming 1.7 release.
But, as I mentioned, externals cannot be used as "overlays".
Received on 2010-10-15 00:16:24 CEST