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[inter-repositories file external] will Tortoise support it ?

From: Estrabaut Fabrice <fabrice.estrabaut_at_smardtv.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:42:02 +0000

Hello,

In many cases, I have in a repository an external that points to a file located on another repository.

Something that looks like that:

In repo1,a directory has the following external property :

block/myfile.bin repo2URL/.../myfile.bin

The check-out creates the directory block and the file myfile.bin inside it.

I've read that this feature is not supported in Help:
4.18.2. External Files
As of Subversion 1.6 you can add single file externals to your working copy using the same syntax as for folders. However, there are some restrictions.

  * The path to the file external must place the file in an existing versioned folder. In general it makes most sense to place the file directly in the folder that has svn:externals set, but it can be in a versioned sub-folder if necessary. By contrast, directory externals will automatically create any intermediate unversioned folders as required.
  * The URL for a file external must be in the same repository as the URL that the file external will be inserted into; inter-repository file externals are not supported.

However, this feature is working with the Tortoise SVN-1.7.6 (from TortoiseSVN-1.7.6.22632-x64-svn-1.7.4.msi).
Since I've migrated to Tortoise SVN-1.7.10-64 Bit, this feature does not work anymore...

Could this feature be officially supported in a next release ?

Fabrice

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