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Re: Checking out externals of a newly created folder

From: Robin Guest <robin.guest_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:13:56 +0000

On 14 January 2011 16:01, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14.01.2011 11:54, Bas Hopman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I use the svn:externals property quite extensively.
> > Usually, I update the property and then perform an update before
> > committing.
> > The working copy is then updated and the new external is checked out.
> > This allows me to test my external before committing it.
> > So far, so good...
> >
> > Now I'm trying to add a new folder, add the svn:externals property and
> > test it by updating before committing.
> > This is not working. The external is not checked out.
> > Steps taken:
> > 1. working copy folder: c:\workspaces\project\
> > 2. add folder: c:\workspaces\project\trunk\new_folder
> > 3. add external to c:\workspaces\project\vendor\tags\bla and save it
>

I confirm I get this too.

> Do you add the property on "new_folder"?
> Or is "new_folder" the target of the external? If the latter: do not
> create the folder - the external property will create it itself.
>

With me, it is definitely the former.

> > 4. update working copy to check out the external*=> fails!*
> > 5. commit changes to external
> >
> > This difference in behavior seems inconsistent to me. Can anybody
> > confirm this behavior?
>
> You have to get a more detailed recipe on how to reproduce this, and
> then report it on the subversion mailing list: handling of externals
> during update/commit/... is done by the svn library, not TSVN itself.
>

If you send me a link after you have reported this, Bas, I will add my voice
to it.

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