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Re: Tags and svn:externals

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:41:01 -0800

Marcelo de Moraes Serpa wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm just about to create a tag of the first release of my application.
> However, it uses several external packages that I also commit regularly
> from within the app repository itself (it is more practical).
> Will the copy command also copy a snapshot of the svn:externals package?
> (I guess not) - so, is it better to copy the working copy directory
> snapshot to the tag?
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Marcelo.

The copy will copy the exact svn:externals property so a checkout from the tag
will do a checkout of the external.

So if you don't have a -r N in the external, then the tag will continue to pick
up HEAD of the external. So people normally put in an explicit revision in the
external when they tag it so that the tag doesn't pick up newer commits.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
Subversion training, consulting and support
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