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Re: Error: Working copy locked when using externals

From: Robin Guest <robin.guest_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:13:07 +0100

2008/10/23 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>

> But that's not possible. One folder cannot contain files from different
> repositories or different repository folders. You can not mix files into
> one folder.
> I'm sorry, but that's not possible. You must put the externals into
> their own subfolders. Subversion is based on folders, it's not possible
> to have externals with only files (at least not yet: Subversion 1.6 will
> allow file externals, but these too will have some restrictions).
> You have to change your folder layout to make the externals work.

Thanks again for the very prompt reply. I can see this whole thing is really
a Subversion issue not a TortoiseSVN issue so thank you for being patient
with me :)

If I want to carry on using subversion (which I do) then I must find a
creative solution. Actually I'm only putting the files in their "correct"
(but svn-incompatible) position for the benefit of the installer (mirroring
the final file layout), but there is no real reason why the installer can't
translate some of the paths and pick them up from subfolders. Now I type
this it sounds so obvious, but I was not thinking laterally before.

Thanks for your help, Stefan. Btw I'm loving the rest of TortoiseSVN, it is
a joy to use (particularly contrasted with SourceSafe!).

Cheers, Robin
Received on 2008-10-23 22:13:15 CEST

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