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Re: Externals for a single file - usage?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:00:51 -0500

On Apr 1, 2009, at 12:09, Neil Trodden wrote:

> The need to use external to bring in a single file to my working
> copies arose today and fortunately this was implemented in 1.6 -
> which I've now upgraded to.
>
> The problem I have is that I still get an error when updating with
> my new external property set. I'm using the same format I use for
> bringing in external folders but perhaps I need to do something
> else? I'm afraid the latest version of the svnbook only mentions
> that single file externals are possible but no specifics on
> implementation.
>
> I have a web application checked out as a working copy. From the
> root of that checkout, I have a folder called Website/bin into
> which I wish to drop a shared library file into. The bin folder
> itself is not in source control but it's parent "Website" is.

That's the problem. For file-based externals, the folder in which the
external item appears must be versioned.

If the book doesn't yet describe this, consult the release notes:

http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.6_releasenotes.html#externals

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