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Re: svn externals: 2 paths for authentication, but only one external?

From: John Owens <john_owens_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:06:57 +0000 (UTC)

John Owens <john_owens <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> What I really want is to have all.bib included in each paper
> (/papers/paper/all.bib). A softlink would work great, but svn doesn't
> support softlinks. But externals is fine - I can add bib in each paper
> directory as an external and it fetches nicely. Then my users only
> have to fetch the one paper directory and nothing else, which is
> preferred.
> The problem is that when I add bib as an external, I have to add it under
> one of the two authentication paths, either Kerberos or password. If
> I pick one, the external doesn't work for the other one. That's the
> problem I'm trying to solve.

It appears that the new 1.5 relative URLs are solving this problem!
Thanks to Bob and Mike for pointing me in the right direction.


My svn externals syntax is now:

$ svn propget svn:externals .
^/trunk/bib bib

This fetches the directory at my svn root called "trunk/bib" into
a "bib" directory. Now it doesn't hardcode the authentication
method into the path, so both authentication methods (even though
they come from different https:// paths) can get it. I am crossing
my fingers this works for my external users, but looks good so far!

Thanks guys.



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