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Re: Feature wish/request: [--externals MODE] switch on update

From: Stephen Butler <sbutler_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 11:36:52 +0200

On May 6, 2011, at 11:06 , Julian Foad wrote:

> On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 23:18 +0200, Roman wrote:
>> Hi Branko, hi Julian
>> @Branko: I know the -r feature of the svn:externals and it worked fine
>> on checkout (both formats <1.5 and >=1.5). But when updating the without
>> special switches it did update to the head regardless whether the
>> external was pinned to a revision or not.

Hi Roman,

What is your svn:externals value? Using TortoiseSVN (or any other client
I've tested), the following syntax pins the externals version as expected:

  http://example.com/svn/foo/bar@99 foobar

Changes to the "bar" directory (in the repository) after version 99 are not
sent to the local "foobar" directory when I update it.


>> To be honest, we did not test with the command line client but with
>> TortoiseSVN and PushOk. Both behaved the same, which lead me to the
>> conclusion, that it is a normal svn behaviour.
>> @Julian:Yes, I guess so. checkout would retrieve the pinned revision,
>> update would update to the head. At least that is what we experienced.
>> Would you consider this a wrong behaviour?
> Yes, I would consider that wrong behaviour.
> I haven't tested to see what 'svn' actually does and I am not sure how
> it was originally designed to work.
> - Julian

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