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

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-07-26 20:49:25 CEST

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> 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?

never mind, i just realized i was making things far more difficult
than they need to be. i can just put references in the makefiles.
duh. just forget i asked that.


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