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Re: How to use svn:externals...

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-07 23:13:17 CET

On Jan 5, 2005, at 4:29 PM, Glenn E. Sieb wrote:

> I'm on MacOSX, and I want to set it up so that when someone checks out
> a project, that one of the directories they check out will trigger a
> checkout of that same directory from a different project.
> I thought that would be something like:
> svn co svn+ssh://server/path/to/repos/trunk .
> svn mkdir mkfiles
> svn propset svn:externals mkfiles
> svn+ssh://server/path/to/other/repos/trunk/src/mkfiles
> But this gets me:
> svn: Setting property on non-local target
> 'svn+ssh://sauce/svn/finance/trunk/src/mkfiles' not yet supported
> Help? :-/ What am I doing wrong? The documentation is very unclear on
> this subject :-/

You're calling 'propset' incorrectly.

Try setting $EDITOR, then run 'svn propedit some-dir svn:externals'.
Then in your editor, create a multi-line property value.

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