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Re: External references after repo relocate

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-08 17:59:58 CET

Peter McNab wrote:
> Hi list
> I have moved a repository from a networked server to a laptop so the
> path to the repo has changed.
> Access was "" to "file:///G:/svn"
> The relocate command worked and repo access is working.
> Accessing the Externals becomes a problem.
> The Externals properties are stored containing the original path which
> is no longer available so an Update fails.
> Its possible to do a checkout without Externals or alternatively to
> modify the properties and check them in but only if the local WC is
> already up to date.
> However problems arise if you want to update to an earlier revision by
> selecting a rev from the log messages. In this situation you don't get a
> dialog with the option to ignore externals and the update fails because
> the externals path does not exist.
> Similarly there were also be difficulties while trying to view
> differences between revs.
> Is there a work-around?

Instead of using "update", use "update to revision" instead (that's in
the submenu, not on the top level menu by default). You'll get a dialog
which has a checkbox "Omit externals". You still can specify the HEAD
revision to update to.


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