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Re: Externals in 1.6 - backslashes are prohibited

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 13:36:19 +0000

2009/11/9 Urs <urs.geser_at_gmail.com>:
> On 29 Okt., 15:33, "Anton V. Kravtsov" <k..._at_ukr.net> wrote:
>> > I'm not quite sure how this would work. How is svn supposed to know what version you were running when yourexternalwas created.
>>
>> I suppose, the format of anexternalis known at the moment of a checkout: it is either old-fashioned "path url", or new-fashioned "url path".
>> If it is old-fashioned, just treat abackslashas a directories separator.
>> I don't know the internals of svn, but it should be simple in the implementation :)
>>
>> > I think on the svn list someone had writting a script to go through all the externals and modify the backslashes to wacks.
>>
>> Yes, the script would help.
>> I hope, we don't have old repositories with read-only access :)
>
> A script is not the solution for this problem. The backward
> compatibility is not solved with this script. Eeach old revision is
> not buildable and a big problem.

The problem is that externals are handled within the subversion
library so there is nothing we can do. You need to ask on the
subversion users mailing list.

Simon

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