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RE: Externals not populating

From: David Mann <dmann_at_kcmoptions.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:02:49 -0500

I tried both, neither with success.

From the Windows command line:
First I deleted an item out of an externals directory.
I did "svn up" at the working copy root with no success.
I then cd'd into the target directory and did svn up again without
I cannot remember whether I tried svn up from the directory with the
svn:externals attribute.

I then removed the entire directory and ran svn up from the root, still
no success.

I use a mix of command line and tortoise with my working copies.
I had recently updated tortoise to 1.6.0, then updated my cmd line tools
to svn-win32-1.6.0.
I have not had the problem since I did a fresh co to a new working copy.
Is it possible that either the new tortoise or the new cmd line tools
corrupted the working copy metadata?
I don't know if there were any changes to the working copy metadata
format, but it seems likely...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:14 PM
To: David Mann
Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Externals not populating

On Apr 2, 2009, at 10:55, David Mann wrote:

> I have set up the svn:externals property on a folder that is
> checked in to my repository.
> When I did an update after setting this property, my external files
> were populated as expected.
> I then deleted one of the external files, and performed another
> update.
> I thought that it would replace the missing external, but it did not.
> I ended up deleting the working copy and checking out a new working
> copy. The externals populated correctly.
> Shouldn't update populate any missing externals?

Did you delete an entire external directory, or just an item inside a
directory which is an external? I would have expected "svn up" in any
parent directory to restore an entire deleted external. But if you
delete an item inside a directory which is an external, you probably
have to run "svn up" on the external directory itself, not on one of
its parents.


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