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Re: VSS to SVN...

From: Early Ehlinger <earlye_at_respower.com>
Date: 2004-02-17 00:39:49 CET

On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 subversion@millenix.mailshell.com wrote:
> Looks like svn:externals might be able to achieve what you want, probably in
> a more sensible way than VSS hard links. Have a look at the book section
> "Externals Definitions", which can be found at
> <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/html-chunk/ch07s03.html> currently.

Tried it. Only problem is that it assumes that any URL in svn:externals
refers to a directory and not a file, rather than checking with the server
first. As a result, on an svn update with svn:externals set, it created a
folder named form.dfm and then complained that the session with the server
was truncated (I suspect because it was expecting a folder listing).

I think you're right in principal though. If svn:externals worked with
individual files in addition to folders, it would be exactly what I was
looking for.

I think the approach I'm going to take is to fix the BCB build system so
that I can have post-build processes that will copy the file to the target
folder. Then when I commit the target folder (ignoring all the .obj's and
whatnot that are there), the modified .dfm file will go into the

Of course, this means I have to remember to commit the target folder when
I commit the source folder... I suppose I need to go research to see if
there's a way to tell svn that two folders must always be committed

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