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Re: svn:externals intermediate folder commit problem

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 19:13:33 +0200

On 05.05.2010 11:47, salberts wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using svn:externals to create a project environment from my
> repository components. I would have expected that when I commit the
> main folder (the one with the externals defined) all externals would
> we committed as well. This is usually the case except when I use an
> intermediate folder. For example:
> svn:externals
> ^/Common dummy/Common
> ^/project1 project1
> The 'dummy' folder is of course non versioned and exists only for
> readability reasons. When I make changes in 'project1' and 'dummy/
> Common' and try to commit the main folder I see the commit window with
> the 'project1' changes and 'dummy/Common' changes under 'root
> project'. In addition the 'dummy/Common' changes are grayed out and I
> can't commit them. It seems this behavior is a result of using the
> intermediate folder 'dummy'.
> My question is, is this the desired behavior? How can I overcome this
> behavior?

This is a limitation of the svn library. Currently there's no way to
overcome this.
I think this will be improved in 1.7 with the new working copy format,
but I'm not sure.


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