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Re: svn export --force not used for externals

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:25:03 -0500

On Apr 7, 2009, at 13:53, Jonathan DeHaan wrote:

> I am trying to put some of my conf files in /etc under version
> control, where changes to the repository get propagated to a number
> of servers. My repository contains a tree for each server, which
> has a number of external links to several server-class trees that
> contain general config files. When I first run svn checkout --force
> on a new server, the tree specific to that server checks out
> correctly, but externals do not. Instead, the externals complain
> that ‘object of the same name already exists’. It appears to me
> that the --force switch is not used when checking out externals. My
> servers run Fedora 10, and have svn 1.5.4.
[snip]
> Is this expected behavior, and if so, why?

It sounds like this could be a bug. Perhaps nobody thought of this
situation when the "--force" option was added to "svn checkout" very
recently.

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