[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: ignore within external?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-03-13 07:47:05 CET

On Mar 12, 2007, at 16:19, Jason Huck wrote:

> Is it possible to set up an svn:external, but then set particular
> files
> within it to svn:ignore?
> I'm including a rather large third party component in one of my
> projects,
> and updating it is a bit painful at the moment. I would love to
> just switch
> it to an svn:external, but there are a handful of configuration
> files within
> it that must be edited to work with my project. As this is third party
> stuff, I can't change the way it is set up to externalize the
> configuration.
> I was hoping I could still use an svn:external to make updates
> easier, but
> somehow make exceptions for those few files I have to edit. Is this
> possible? If not, any suggested workarounds?

Offhand, I don't think that's possible with Subversion.

Instead, you could import the third-party component into your own
repository. Then you would be empowered to change the few things that
make it difficult for you, but still be easily able to upgrade to
newer versions of the third-party component. See the section in the
book on vendor branches, and the svn_load_dirs.pl script.

I would refer you to the correct URL within the book, only the book's
web site seems to be down at the moment. But once it returns you
should be easily able to find the chapter:


To reply to the mailing list, please use your mailer's Reply To All  
To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Tue Mar 13 07:47:31 2007

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.