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Re: externals no longer "read only"?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:49:43 -0500

On Jul 29, 2008, at 15:38, Erik Hemdal wrote:

> Keith Moore wrote:
>> when you do a commit on the main working copy it doesn't
>> traverse into the externals directory's, i.e. it doesn't
>> commit any changes.
> I tested this and you are completely correct. But I discovered
> that if you
> commit specifically in the directory that you "pulled", that you
> can still
> commit changes. If my svn:externals property is set up to pull in
> a tag
> from another repository, then this will let me modify a tag. I
> found this
> to be true even if I have a pre-commit hook in the external
> repository.
> I set a specific rev in the external definition that I wanted. If
> I pulled
> again or did an svn update, then I found I can always get back to
> the right
> revision for the external code. But the underlying tag in the
> expternal
> repository was still modified.

If it was possible for you to modify the external repository's tag,
then the remote repository did not have a pre-commit hook that
prevented you from modifying a tag.

> We use TortoiseSVN, and it will warn you if it thinks you're trying to
> commit to a tag. But I found you can go past that warning dialog
> and go
> change your tag. I didn't expect that to happen.

I didn't know TortoiseSVN provided such a warning. Certainly not all
clients do so, so a client-side warning is not an effective way to
prevent something from happening in a repository. Only a pre-commit
hook can assure that.

> I don't know if this is caused by a mistake I made, if my pre-
> commit script
> isn't robust enough, or if this is just the way that externals work.

At this point it doesn't have much to do with externals. Setting an
externals definition causes a new unrelated working copy to be
checked out. That separate working copy works exactly as it would if
you manually checked out from the external location.

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