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Re: Using svn:external to point to files

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-25 16:29:24 CET

"Ian Brockbank" <ian.brockbank@wolfsonmicro.com> writes:

> I gather from comments in the feature requests that there are ideas
> about replacements for svn:externals. Can you tell us anything about
> these?

Unfortunately, no. I'd rather defer that until the developers settle
on a plan.

> I too would find svn:externals being allowed to apply to files useful.
> Were there technical reasons for the decision, or was it just that CVS
> modules don't?

Technical reasons. Subversion doesn't let you checkout files because
multiple files checked out from different repositories into the same
directory would necessarily need to share an .svn/entries file. Until
Subversion supports using a single .svn/entries file to refer to stuff
from different repositories (which we *do* want it to eventually do),
we can't allow single-file checkouts.

> When you do this, it might also be worth pointing out that you can only
> refer to absolute URLs, so if you have references within your
> repository, and you move your repository to somewhere else, all your
> svn:externals definitions will be broken.

Ah, yes. That's a good point. Thanks.

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