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Re: checkout and subdirectories

From: Tor Ringstad <tor.ringstad_at_tandberg.net>
Date: 2004-12-06 19:59:44 CET

When you do this:

> svn co http://.../repo/sources/src1 sources/src1
> svn co http://.../repo/sources/src2 sources/src2

you get two completely disconnected working copies. A lot of CVS users
are used to being able to do this, but Subversion doesn't work the
same way.

> I have tried another solution. Making a non recursive chekout on the
> first directory, then making checkout on subdirectories.

Yes, this is a good thought, but then I believe you hit issue #695
("svn checkout -N" should actually work):


The next piece of advice you'll get is to use externals. However, this
is hardly better than your first solution, as you still get two
disconnected working copies, as well as some other problems if you're
working with branches.

I'm not sure if it's fair to say that Subverison is actually _worse_
than CVS when it comes to working with non-complete wc's, but people
that rely on these features in CVS are going to be disappointed with
Subversion. Obviously, I'm one of those.

These items are high on my subversion wish list:

1) A working "svn checkout -N".

2) Having SVN commands span multiple working copies (from the same
   repository) transparently.

- Tor Ringstad -

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