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RE: SVN Externals

From: Res Pons <pons32_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-17 23:32:16 CEST

I understand it better now. Thanks for all your help :)

----Original Message Follows----
From: Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.com>
To: "Res Pons" <pons32@hotmail.com>
CC: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: SVN Externals
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:15:43 -0400

"Res Pons" <pons32@hotmail.com> wrote on 08/17/2006 03:59:48 PM:

> Thanks for all the info. So if I'm running svn on a linux redhat
> 3.5 server and I have the following projects at the root of the repo
> ProjA
> ProjB
> ProjC
> ProjD (just a common library folder w/o branches & tags & trunk
> And I want projD to be symlinked into A, B, & C when everyone checks out

> these 3 latter projects so they automatically get projD into their
> folders... say I go to ProjA and create a file called what and what I do
> in it and just check it in? Our SVN server is a Linux box and
> either use Eclipse plugin or svn commnad line; the Tortoise example
> lost me. Sorry.

The TortoiseSVN example was meant to be an example of a repository that
was using svn:externals and how it was structured. It had nothing to do
with the tool itself.

You would need to checkout ProjA. Then say you wanted to have a folder
named "common" beneath it that was really a symlink to ProjA. To do this,
you need to set the svn:externals property on the ProjA folder in your WC.
  Then commit the change. Then when you run svn up or svn co, it will
create the common folder from ProjD.


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