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Re: Commit fails on SVN 1.5.0

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:18:02 -0600

I don't really understand the reason for forcing the user to commit each
external individually. I personally find it annoying, because I like to use
external links in my repository for 2 reasons:

1) To save space on the server side for projects that reuse the same
2) Each project will globally get updates to libraries they all externally
link to, which means I don't have to make the same changes to (for example)
5 projects.

Couldn't you make one commit do exactly what 2 commits does? First, commit
the external links... then, commit the working copy. It would save me a lot
of trouble. I would like to just understand the reason for this, if anyone
would mind elaborating. Thank you.

On Jan 25, 2008 9:21 AM, KM <info4km_at_yahoo.com> wrote:

> Really just an FYI - but i am using Tortoise 1.4.3/Subversion 1.4.3 on
> host -
> I do have to separately commit the changes from the external directory,
> and the local one. If i try to do what Robert is describing - I get the
> same error he gets.
> so it didn't work in 1.4.3 either. As Ryan said, I am surprised it worked
> in 1.4.5. I'd go to the tortoise users list.
> KM
> *Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>* wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2008, at 11:31, Robert Dailey wrote:
> > First of all I would like to note that I use TortoiseSVN to control
> > Subversion, so if possible please reference solutions in regards to
> > the GUI interface and avoid command line syntax. I'm not familiar
> > with the command line at all. Thank you.
> Since I don't use Windows or TortoiseSVN I can't accommodate you. :)
> > I'm currently using the latest nightly build of TortoiseSVN, which
> > utilizes SVN 1.5.0.
> >
> > Currently I have a working copy that, at some nested level down the
> > directory tree, has an external link to a different location in the
> > same repository as the working copy links to. When I have
> > modifications in both the parts of my working copy that are not
> > externally linked AND also in the parts that are externally linked,
> > any attempt to commit yields the following output in the commit
> > dialog:
> >
> > Command: Commit
> > Error: Are all the targets part of the same working copy?
> > Error: Unable to lock 'C:\IT\personal\rocket_test\engine\boblib\input'
> > Error: Please execute the "Cleanup" command.
> > Finished!:
> >
> > I remember in SVN 1.4.5 this never used to happen. I was always
> > able to commit external link files and working copy files
> > simultaneously through one commit. Am I doing something wrong? Any
> > help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
> I'm surprised this used to work. I don't think it was ever supposed
> to work that way. I thought you were supposed to have to commit
> changes in external directories separately from everything else. See:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.advanced.externals.html
> "The support that exists for externals definitions in Subversion is
> less than ideal, though. ... [T]he working copies created via the
> externals definition support are still disconnected from the primary
> working copy (on whose versioned directories the svn:externals
> property was actually set). And Subversion still only truly operates
> on non-disjoint working copies. So, for example, if you want to
> commit changes that you've made in one or more of those external
> working copies, you must run svn commit explicitly on those working
> copies -- committing on the primary working copy will not recurse
> into any external ones."
> Maybe Subversion 1.5 is enforcing this more strictly.
> Or, another theory: Maybe TortoiseSVN includes a workaround for this
> situation, which broke in Subversion 1.5.
> You should report this problem on a TortoiseSVN mailing list, and see
> if they had a workaround for the problem which might need to be
> updated to work with 1.5.
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