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Re: pin externals when creating a copy from specific revision

From: Stefan Kueng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:33:26 +0100

On 16.02.2015 20:22, Bert Huijben wrote:
>> -----Original Message----- From: Stefan Kueng
>> [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com] Sent: maandag 16 februari 2015
>> 20:01 To: Subversion Development Subject: pin externals when
>> creating a copy from specific revision
>> Hi,
>> I'm still doing some testing with the new --pin-externals feature,
>> and I found a situation which I'm not sure should be handled that
>> way:
>> imagine the repo is at r100. Now if one does a svn copy
>> http://server/trunk http://server/branches/b1 -r50 --pin-externals
>> then all externals get pinned at r100. But shouldn't in-repo
>> externals get pinned to r50 instead? At least in this kind of copy,
>> I think those externals should get pinned to r50?
> I can see your reasoning but this is the same behavior as an svn
> checkout of the same revision, so changing it will introduce a
> new/different issue... And this is the same thing as we would do as
> to externals pointing to other repositories.

I'm curious: what kind of other issues would this cause?
Or is there an issue of not recognizing externals of the same repository
in all situations?

My usual use case for creating a copy not from HEAD but an earlier
revision is when I forgot to create a tag, and there have already been
other commits done after making the release.
So in that situation, it would be wrong to pin the externals (those
pointing to the same repository) to HEAD but those should be pinned to
the revision I'm creating the tag from.
Checking out that tag then would work as I expect - if the externals
were pinned to HEAD, the project might not compile.

Received on 2015-02-16 20:33:55 CET

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