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Re: [TSVN] External property application behavior

From: Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-16 19:43:22 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:

> I encountered a misleading situation while adding two repositories as
> externals to a project.
> Adding the second Externals: property appears to have silently replaced
> the first property.
> I apologize for the long winded description of the sequence of events.
> TSVN Build 4149 on XP talking http to svn 1.2.1 on an NT4.0 server.
> SVN Added "ExternalCode" folder to a WC.
> Committed new ExternalCode folder reference to repository.
> .
> Open and used the property editor to add an "External" repository of
> versioned files. (HookIdle) by typing in the name and path values as
> illustrated in TortoiseSVN help.

Look at the button you clicked to add the external property: it's called
"Set", not "Add".

> Commit property then update ExternalCode folder. It becomes populated
> with copy of files from HookIdle project as expected.
> Repeated the process, open and use property editor to add a second
> Externals reference to the ExternalCode folder again by typing in the
> name and path values as illustrated in TortoiseSVN help.

Why do you type in the property name and don't select it from the combo
box? Or you could click on the already existing svn:externals property
which will then fill in the value of the property in the edit box.

As the tooltip clearly states, you have to add multiple externals
separated by newlines to the property.

So what you did is to replace the value of the svn:externals property
with the new value. But what you should have done is to select the
existing svn:externals property, click on the edit box and add a new
line with the second URL/folder you need as externals.


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