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Re: Externals referencing a versioned folder in its path?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:14:21 -0500

On Jul 22, 2008, at 14:07, Robert Dailey wrote:

> Right now I have the boost C++ library in a versioned folder in my
> working copy at this location (Windows):
> C:\project\sdk\boost\boost
> I want to add new components to the boost library through external
> links, so I would expect to be able to create an external like this:
> External location: C:\project\sdk\boost
> http://path.to.boost.library.component/ boost\new_component
> However, the above will not work because 'boost' in the external's
> path is already versioned, and doing an update results in an error.
> Is there a way I can do this? The reason why I'm not putting the
> external in C:\project\sdk\boost\boost is because the external in
> question has files in it, and since I can't create externals to
> files, I have to create the external 1 level up (since the external
> I'm adding essentially adds files to the C:\project\sdk\boost\boost
> folder itself).

No, you can't do that at this time. You're asking for a fix to this


Looks like it's planned for Subversion 1.6.

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Received on 2008-07-22 23:15:07 CEST

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