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Re: bug report: checkout and export ignore given command line revision number for svn:externals that haven't self a -r

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-03-13 09:59:17 CET

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 08:59:45PM +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 3/11/07, Bernd Derer <Bernd.Derer@web.de> wrote:
> >The checkout and the export command with given revision number at
> >command line, check out the HEAD version of externals that
> >haven't self a revision number. That is wrongly, correctly would be
> >the requested version.
>
> Actually, no. The behaviour you're seeing is the way externals have
> been designed (ie, it's not a bug): they have been designed to point
> to other repositories. In secondary repositories, the revision number
> from the primary repository has no meaning.
>

Yup, though if we supported in-repository (relative) externals, we might
decide that it makes sense to use the default operative revision for the
externals in the same repository.

Regards,
Malcolm

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