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Re: Again: Externals, svncopy.pl script and current version of SVN

From: John Doisneau <jdoisneau_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-06 07:40:25 CEST

Sure: I pasted the original email at the very bottom of this message.
In fact, my first question was a follow up question to a conversation
named "Update of externals".
Thanks
John

On 9/5/05, Joshua Varner <jlvarner@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/5/05, John Doisneau <jdoisneau@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry, but this question is really important to me... so I need to ask
> > it until somebody gives me an answer.
> >
> > -------------
> >
> > Well, nobody replied to my question so I need to ask it again because
> > there is no email in the header of the svncopy.pl file, and I don't
> > have any contact at collab.net
> >
> > I have read in an email from last week that apparently the latest
> > version of SVN does not handle externals the same way as before when
> > using the copy command. Since no detail was given, I would like to
> > know if this means the svncopy.pl script is becoming useless.
> >
> > Thank you...
> >
> Could you send a URL for the message in particular?
> Can you tell us how you are using svn:externals?
> Are you in a position to download and test the new version in a limited
> environment?
>
> Currently there is not enough detail in this e-mail for anyone to answer.
>
> Josh
>

----------------------- original message:

Re: [TSVN] Update of externals
   
 John Doisneau to users
  More options Aug 30 (7 days ago)

> No, it's just that Subversion changed the behaviour of externals.
> Before, even if the URL of the external changed, Subversion 'switched'
> the wc to the new URL. But that caused problems, so they changed it so
> that if the URL changes, a complete new checkout is done.

Hmmm, does this mean that there is no need anymore for the SVNCOPY.PL
perl script?

--------------------- you wrote:

On 8/30/05, Simon Large <simon@skirridsystems.co.uk> wrote:

> I just updated TSVN trunk following the SVN1.2.3 release and I noticed
> that the progress dialog shows many files 'Added' in the Subversion
> folder, but none 'Updated' (see screenshot). Is there something wrong
> with the status decoding for externals in this dialog?

No, it's just that Subversion changed the behaviour of externals.
Before, even if the URL of the external changed, Subversion 'switched'
the wc to the new URL. But that caused problems, so they changed it so
that if the URL changes, a complete new checkout is done.

Stefan

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