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Re: File externals regression in 1.7

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:01:19 +0000

Krigsman Kristian <Kristian.Krigsman_at_kapsch.net> writes:

> I'm sorry to hear that this wasn't intentionally supported in 1.6
> since we built a structure around this feature. I also read into your
> answer that I shouldn't expect this to be fixed in any later release.
> We used it in a way so we could have a common code base for different
> platforms and then we could inject the platform dependant files
> into the correct place depending on what platform the user was
> currently working on.
> I guess we have to reconfigure our repository structure and
> create duplicate copies of the code base with the correct platform
> dependant files in each copy.

If everyting is in the same repository you may be able to workaround the
problem with a two-stage checkout/switch:

- Remove the file external.

- Add a dummy file at the location of the file external in the directory

- After checkout switch the dummy file to the URL of the file external.

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