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Re: Behaviour of "externals"

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-28 19:46:19 CEST

Thomas.TW.Wild@partner.bmw.de wrote:

> I’ve set 2 externals in TortoiseSVN, where 2 different repository paths
> should be located as externals under a common directory “DirA” (All
> checked out objects are in the same repository):
>
> DirA\ExtA <repository path for ExtA>
> DirA\ExtB <repository path for ExtB>
>
> I commited this change and a subsequent update created all directories I
> wanted in the WC.
>
> My directory structure is as follows:
>
>
> WorkingCopyDir
> DirA
> ExtA
> ExtB
> OtherDirs
>
> I changed some things in ExtA. “Check for modifications” dialogue shows
> all changes corretly.

The "check for modifications" dialog always includes all externals when
showing the modified files.

> The following commit dialogue (in “WorkingCopyDir”) showed the changes
> at ExtA (and all possible others) correctly, but the commit action

The commit dialog however only shows modified files in externals if
those externals point to the *same* repository as the main working copy.
And that is decided based on the repository UUID.
Now: if your externals don't point to the same repository but the commit
dialog still shows you modified files from those, then you didn't create
your repositories correctly. I then assume that you somehow simply
copied one existing repository to get a new one instead of using
'svnadmin create'. You must not do that! Because (as the name implies),
an UUID must be *unique* for each repository.

Stefan

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