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Re: Can't checkout svn:externals URL using Peg revision

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-01-11 22:00:35 CET

On Jan 11, 2007, at 14:39, Stephen wrote:

> I've searched the list archives as best I can and I'm pretty sure I
> understand the differences between and how to use Peg and Operative
> revisions.
>
> I have a repository at svn://server/repos. That repository has
> projects at svn://server/repos/TaggedProject and svn://server/repos/
> Common (simplified example). I set svn:externals on TaggedProject
> pointing to "-r20 svn://server/repos/Common". Later I realized that
> it's probably better to use a Peg revision to protect against
> upcoming changes to Common. So I changed the svn:externals to point
> to "svn://server/repos/Common_at_20". Now both checkout and update on
> TaggedProject throw an error on the external, "URL svn://server/
> repos/Common@20 doesn't exist".
>
> I've tried via Tortoise and the command line. I've also tried svn
> list and svn cat on the Peg URL, and both work as expected (they
> can find the resource).
>
> I have a feeling I'm not understanding something about SVN... can
> anyone enlighten me?

I.... think you were better off with -r20 rather than @20.

I don't think externals support peg revision notation, nor do I see a
reason why they should.

"svn://server/repos/Common_at_20" means "find the object that was called
svn://server/repos/Common in revision 20 of the repository, and get
its contents from -rHEAD". This is not what you want if you're trying
to protect against upcoming changes to Common.

"-r20 svn://server/repos/Common" means "find the object called svn://
server/repos/Common in the HEAD revision of the repository, and get
its contents from -r20". This is what you want.

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