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sparse checkouts and svn:externals

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-10-01 21:15:53 CEST

Is the present behavior of svn:externals under sparse checkouts right?

What I see (r26847) is that svn:externals directories are only
created when their parent directory is checked out "--depth
infinity". It seems to me that these directories-created-by-
svn:externals are subdirectories, just like the more ordinary ones,
and should be included in "--depth immediates" (at --depth empty, of
course, just like the ordinary ones).

Further, svn:externals presently breaks stickiness, populating (at
depth infinity) from any subsequent, depth-less "svn up", even when
legitimately missing (that is, when the parent checkout was "files"
or "empty"):

   $ svn co file:///svn/sparse/trunk sparse --depth files
   $ svn stat -v --depth infinity sparse
                 8 8 jrepenning sparse
                 8 8 jrepenning sparse/afile
   $ svn plist -v sparse
   Properties on 'sparse':
     svn:externals : ext-whatever file:///svn/sparse/ext
   $ cd sparse
   $ svn up

   Fetching external item into 'ext-whatever'
   A ext-whatever/afile
   A ext-whatever/sub1
   A ext-whatever/sub1/afile
   A ext-whatever/sub1/sub2
   A ext-whatever/sub1/sub2/sub3
   Updated external to revision 8.

   Updated to revision 8.

This, of course, is also contrary to the behavior of ordinary
subdirectories.

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