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Re: svn:externals no longer "read only"?

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:21:25 -0400

I guess I am mistaken. I could have sworn that svn:externals were
read-only. In fact, I thought it was a great idea because it meant
that you were forced to check out and create a separate work area in
order to change the external code. That would make you think twice for
touching a common function or class that others depend upon.

How does Subversion treat externals for hooks, then?

For example I have:

svn://projects/foo/trunk and I put on this directory an svn:externals
property of

common svn://common-projs/common

If I changed the file svn://project/foo/trunk/common/bar.java, would
that file be recognized by the hook as




If it was the latter, it would make permission pre-commit hooks almost
impossible to enforce.

David Weintraub
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2008, at 10:18, David Weintraub wrote:
>> The last time I used Subversion (version 1.3), any directory marked
>> with svn:externals was checked out, but kept "read only". That is, you
>> could see the code, but not submit the changes. I recently noticed
>> that this no longer seems true.
> I don't remember that behavior, but it's been awhile since I used Subversion
> 1.3.
>> I am using Subversion 1.5, on both the repository and the client. I
>> notice that checking out an svn:externals sub-directory is no longer
>> checked out "read-only". I also noticed that if I submit a change on
>> the external directory, the changes get reflected back into the main
>> directory.
>> Was this change done on purpose? Is there a way I can emulate the
>> older behavior? In certain circumstances, I don't want developers
>> modifying the files for external directories.
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