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Problem with Externals: using specific revision (-rREV) if file/folder is renamed or moved [BUG?]

From: omega32 <omega32_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:18:55 -0700 (PDT)

This is the situation:

I have an external folder defined in the trunk of a repository named "ProjectX" from a DIFFERENT Repository ("common") as follows:

-r7 "^/../common/trunk/lib" "lib"

As you can see, it's pointing to a specific revision (7). This works perfect. I've use this external in several repositories with no problem. As needed, I update the projects to use the latest version of this common library (external). Because the revision of the external is specified explicitly, I can checkout and compile old revisions of the projects that use old versions of the library without any issues. So far so good.

Now, I move the folder "lib" as follows:

trunk/lib --> trunk/source/lib

Just to be clear: I move this on the repository that contains the folder to import, that's the repository named "common". Not in the repository that declares the svn:externals property.

I then commit the changes creating, so a new revision (8). Now the problem! If I try to checkout or update any project that uses a revision prior to 8 (therefore prior to moving the folder) an error is shown saying that the folder can't be found:

External failed: D:\Repositories\ProjectX\trunk\lib
Error: File not found: revision 8, path '/trunk/lib'

It seems that TortoiseSVN is checking to see if the external exists in the HEAD revision rather than the one defined in the svn:externals property.

Just as a test a move the folder back to where it was before:

trunk/source/lib --> trunk/lib

Then try again to checkout or update an old revision... It works again! TortoiseSVN checks the HEAD revision (9) and founds the folder, then proceeds to checkout/update the correct revision (7) (the one specified svn:externals property).

NOTES:
- I tried with external folders and with external files and the same happens.
- Tested with versions 1.6.3.16613 and 1.6.5.16974 (I skipped 1.6.4 because a bug).
- I'm using XP Professional.
- The repositories are local (using file:/// protocol).

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