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Re: Variable expansion in svn:externals

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-06-09 19:38:03 CEST

Keith Richling wrote:

>I would like to set up a path in a repository that has an svn:externals
>property that points to a different value depending on who is performing
>the check out.
>I have tried having an svn:externals with a value of "xml
>When I check out the directory that has the svn:externals value, I get
>the following error message:
>../subversion/libsvn_fs/tree.c:186: (apr_err=160013)
>svn: Filesystem has no item
>svn: file not found: transaction `9f', path
>I am guessing that this is because variable expansion did not occur on

Umh, what makes you think that some kind of variable expansion would
occur on the externals value? Where would the variable's value come
from anyway?

>Is there a way to get svn to do this type of user specific check out?

Not that I know of, and honestly it seems like a bad idea. Why do you
want people to get different results for checking out the same thing?
If they want somethign different, why not give them a different thing to
check out?


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Received on Mon Jun 9 19:38:54 2003

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