Issues with externals
From: Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx_at_redfish-solutions.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 17:46:40 -0600
I'm using svn 1.6.11 of Centos 6.2.
I've noticed the following two issues with externals.
(1) If I have an external and then do a "svn propedit svn:externals ..." and delete a path, the file that was previously exported into my space by "svn update" persists in a state of limbo.
(2) An "svn merge" seems to apply svn:mergeinfo property changes to externals. This seems extremely unwise. Should "svn merge" (and perhaps other commands) skip over external files?
I love externals... they're very handy for multiple projects sharing partial common sources... but they aren't as easy to use as they should be, and come with some bizarre (non-intuitive) semantics.
Is this bugworthy?
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