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Re: Making a copy that follows?

From: Hadmut Danisch <hadmut_at_danisch.de>
Date: 2006-08-30 22:21:17 CEST

On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 02:54:50PM -0500, Johnathan Gifford wrote:
> As Blair point out the other day, have you looked at the svn:externals
> property?
> >From what you are describing, this will work exactly as your expecting,
> but with one advantage. Your letting Subversion handle the whole
> thing.

Nope, that's not what I am looking for. I am using svn:externals
already somewhere else, so I do know it and have some experience with it.

Problems of svn:externals :

- with svn:externals you need to give a full URL, and thus have to
  enforce a particular access method. I do access my repository
  through different methods, and SSL tunnels, so the front part of the
  URL differs from time to time, e.g. tunneling
  svn://localhost:xxxx/... with different ports at xxxx. svn:externals
  does not work with this.

- svn:externals works only for a complete directory, but not for a
  single file.

  I have configuration directories with several files, where some need
  to be shared and some not. Can't build that with svn:externals

- svn commit does not work on svn:externals directories. You'd have to
  manually step into every single subdirectory and commit manually.
  Error prone.


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