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Re: File externals regression in 1.7

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:28:01 +0100

Krigsman Kristian <Kristian.Krigsman_at_kapsch.net> writes:

> svnadmin create repo
> svn co file://`pwd`/repo wc
> cd wc
> mkdir -p A/B/C D
> echo text > A/B/file
> svn add A D
> echo ^/A/B E > external.prop
> echo ^/A/B/file E/file2 >> external.prop
> svn propset svn:externals -F external.prop D

So that defines both a directory external E and file external
E/file2. In the E working copy E/file2 not a file external, it's just an
unversioned file. I can see that that might work, but I believe any
support for it in 1.6 was accidental rather than deliberate.

> Fetching external item into 'wc/E/file2':
> svn: warning: W155022: Cannot insert a file external defined on 'wc' into the working copy 'wc/E'.

> Right now this prevents us from moving to 1.7 since files are missing
> from the working copy. Since I can't find anything in the change log
> about the use of externals has been limited I assume this is a
> regression. Any information about when/if this will be fixed?

It is a regression, I suppose, but I don't think we deliberately
supported it in 1.6.

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Received on 2011-10-26 10:28:40 CEST

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