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Re: can an "svn:externals" refer to, perhaps, a tarball?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-11 23:27:09 CET

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> undoubtedly going to embarrass myself with this question, but is
> there some way to have an "externals"-like hook to a tarball
> somewhere?
>
> for example, say i want to incorporate busybox-1.00 into a project
> and, to save space, i want to leave it as a tarball. there's little
> value to uncompressing something like that since it's OSS that we will
> *never* modify.
>
> or is it just not worth the trouble, and i should just unload the
> tarball and check it in? (still using an svn:externals to get it)

Either unpack it into the repository (possibly in such a way that future
busyboxes get placed into the same tree such that you can diff between
them - maybe useful), or have your build script unpack the tarball.

Max.

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