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Re: Tagging with Externals via Scripts

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-15 00:13:43 CEST

On 9/14/07, Jonathan Herriott <herriojr@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry if this gets posted twice, but the first time I submitted, I
> wasn't registered, so I don't know if it got through or not.
> I've been having some issues with subversion which I was hoping you
> guys could rectify.
> First of all, my project is set up with about 5 external projects
> (which get updated quite frequently), and
> I'm looking to tag my project along with my externals via a script.
> The method I go about it is:
> svn pg svn:externals $MY_PROJECT
> and then I used the returned externals to tag them vi svn cp.
> I then tag my main project via svn cp, and I run into a problem while
> setting the externals to the new externals.
> I have tried using svn ps svn:externals --revprop -r HEAD
> When I do a checkout of the project via svn co $MY_PROJECTS_TAG, the
> externals are still set to the original externals instead of the
> tagged externals.
> Any idea on why this is and how I can get around it?

It is because when you copy to make the branch/tag, the externals
point at a "moving target" - they aren't fixed at a specific version.
By design. Everything was copied exactly.

svncopy may be what you need.

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Received on Sat Sep 15 00:10:16 2007

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