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

From: Ian Brockbank <Ian.Brockbank_at_wolfsonmicro.com>
Date: 2005-09-07 16:26:12 CEST

Hi John,

svncopy.pl is still needed. It solves a completely different problem.

If you do an svn copy of a tree containing externals, the externals do
not get updated. This is often *not* what you want if you have used the
externals to include components within the repository and you are
branching or tagging a tree which references those components - for a
tag you would want the externals frozen to the version at the time of
the tag, and for a branch you would want to branch the external
components also. *This* is the problem svncopy.pl attempts to solve.

Cheers,

Ian Brockbank
Applications Software Team Leader
e: ian.brockbank@wolfsonmicro.com / apps@wolfsonmicro.com
scd: ian@scottishdance.net
t: +44 131 272 7145
f: +44 131 272 7001
  

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Doisneau [mailto:jdoisneau@gmail.com]
> Sent: 02 September 2005 07:36
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Externals, svncopy.pl script and current version of SVN
>
> 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...
>
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