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Re: can an svn:externals refer to a simple directory?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-26 20:42:45 CEST

On Jul 26, 2005, at 1:36 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>
> it may be that i'm just missing the solution but is there an
> equivalent to "svn:externals" to refer to a simple directory, not a
> repository?
>
> the rationale is that i'd like to include third party OSS source in
> a project, and this is not source that would *ever* be modified. for
> example, a copy of the linux kernel. there would be little point in
> checking something like that into the repository since it would never
> have local changes committed back in; hence little value in adding it
> to the repo.
>
> does this make any sense?

I don't understand. svn:externals normally maps local directories to
URLs, so that when you do an 'svn checkout', a bunch of extra
checkouts happen. What exactly would it mean if an external referred
to a "simple directory"? What would happen when you checkout the
larger project?

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