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Re: pin externals when creating a copy from specific revision

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:25:03 +0000

Lorenz wrote:

> Stefan Kueng wrote:
>> 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?
>
> just thinking out loud: would making --pin-externals require/allow a
> revision parameter be an alternative?

Lorenz: No, because in general the externals can point to different repositories, and the revision numbers in different repositories are not synchronized.

- Julian
Received on 2015-02-17 10:25:55 CET

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