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RE: can you make svn externals non-recursive?

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:48:23 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:48 AM
> To: Jim Edwards
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: can you make svn externals non-recursive?
>
> On Feb 24, 2009, at 13:55, Jim Edwards wrote:
>
> > In the manual I see an example of using an option in an
> > SVN_EXTERNALS file:
> >
> > third-party/skins/toolkit -r21 http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/skin-
> > maker
> >
> > What I want to do is checkout the contents of skin-maker in a non
> > recursive manner, but I try replacing the
> > -r21 with -N and I get an error:
> >
> > svn: Error parsing svn:externals property on '.': 'lib/crtm -
> > N https://svn.read-bean.com/repos/skin-maker'
> >
> > Is there another way to do this?
>
> I'm not aware of a way to do this.
>

How about this for a Plan B workaround:

1. Branch (or tag) the directory that you want to use for svn:externals
2. Remove the subdirs from the branch
3. Use the now abbreviated branch dir as the target of the
svn:externals

A potential downside is that you have to keep the branch up to date by
merging. However since you want a specific revision (-r21), that
shouldn't be a problem.

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