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Using svn:externals in place of CVS module alias

From: Janine Sisk <janine_at_furfly.net>
Date: 2007-01-24 05:39:49 CET

Hi,

I'm working on switching over from CVS to Subversion and this is one
thing I haven't been able to figure out.

My project uses module aliases in CVS as an assist when checking
out. It's much faster to check out "core" than it is to check out 15
different directories.

My best guess from reading the available documentation is that in
order to duplicate this I would do something like this: create an
alias directory at the same level as trunk, branches and tags, and
then create a directory called core within that. Then use
svn:externals to define what checking out "/aliases/core" should
really do.

My question (besides "do I have that right?") is about the warnings
in the docs about how this creates a fragmented working copy that
doesn't behave quite like a cohesive whole. Does this caveat still
apply when all the checked out files are actually from the same local
(ie, non-external) repository?

thanks,

janine

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