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Re: Can't set svn:externals for a file

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:53:32 -0600

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 6:23 AM, <Volker.Klinger_at_sew-eurodrive.de> wrote:
> Hi at all,
> when I set a svn:externals to a folder, it works fine. But when I try to set svn:externals to a file, I get the message that svn:sxternals can’t be set to a file.

File externals only work from within the same repository containing
the svn:externals definition.

You cannot pull files individually from other repositories.

In earlier versions of SVN (1.6 and prior), there was a bug allowing
this to partially succeed in certain situations (e.g. if the file
external was placed in a subdirectory within a directory external that
also happened to come from the same outside repository as the file
external). But this bug has since been fixed, and the SVN team has
explicitly stated they will not be updating to allow this to work
again, since it was never intended to work in the first place.


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