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Re: [Subclipse-users] Externals property bug - folder UI

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:44:58 -0700

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 6:12 AM, Hale,Katherine <halek_at_oclc.org> wrote:
> OS: Windows XP SP2
> Eclipse: 3.3.2 Europa Winter build
> SVN Team Provider Core: 1.2.4
> Subclipse: 1.2.4 (I think that's the same thing - different panel)
> Background:
> We have a collection of projects. Rather than checking dependencies into the
> repository multiple times, we have one project of just distributions, and
> all the other SVN projects reference the jars using the externals property.
> So a normal project looks like this:
> MyProject
> - externals
> Nothing else is checked into the externals folder - it just has the
> svn:externals property set to it.
> Issue:
> Sometimes the directories that are part of the external don't work
> correctly. When the referencing project's folder is too deep, Subclipse does
> behave as expected.
> Base scenario that works:
> <folder>/<folder> <URL>
> But this one would not:
> <folder>/<folder>/<folder> <URL>
> This also does not work:
> <folder>/<folder>/<folder>/<folder> <URL>
> It seems very reproducible. When I do a checkout for the first time, all of
> the folders & files come down in the right place. But the "middle" folder(s)
> appear unversioned in the UI. However, when I view the same folders in
> TortoiseSVN, this behavior does not occur.

I have no idea what TortoiseSVN is doing, but those intermediate
folders are unversioned. They do not contain any .svn folder, you
cannot add content within them, and commands like svn info and svn
status will report that the folders are unversioned. We rely on the
result of these API's to know the status.

Mark Phippard
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Received on 2008-06-25 16:45:10 CEST

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