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RE: Sparse Directories vs Externals

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:23:15 -0500

You can use svncopy.pl which will pin your externals in the tag to the
current revision that you tagged from.





It seem so far the consensus is that externals are very appropriate for
my specific case. In the past, I've created a python script that used
PySVN to search the current working copy and replace any externals with
an actual SVN Copy and then create a tag out of that. So while our
'trunk' uses externals, the tags do not. The tags reflect what a working
copy would look like. We did this because if we ever were to have an
external that referenced an outside repository that we had no control
over, we wanted to make sure that a year after the tag was made that the
repository didn't somehow get disconnected. Repositories becoming
unavailable is another good reason why externals should not exist in
tags, however when the externals are relative this is a non-issue.


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