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Re: svn:externals in an added directory

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-06-26 17:07:04 CEST

On Jun 26, 2007, at 09:38, George Stein wrote:

> We want to add a new directory with files to subversion. The newly
> added
> files refers to sources from another URL. So we set svn:externals to
> this directory. To ensure that our make works before committing the
> changes we need to see the svn:externals. How can we achieve this?
>
> At the moment we have to commit the new directory/files first, then
> updating it to resolve the externals, start the make and then commit
> changes a second time. So we have two commits for one logical change.
> This conflicts with our understanding of a changeset. And
> furthermore it
> can leave the head of the repository in a not compilable state if the
> make fails after the first commit.
>
> This also happens if we merge a branch with a new directory and
> svn:externals back to the trunk. So working on a feature branch is no
> solution to us.

After setting svn:externals, or doing a merge which sets
svn:externals, do an svn update. This will retrieve the external
files. You don't need to commit first.

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