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externals and manual merge.

From: Albert Shih <Albert.Shih_at_obspm.fr>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:30:57 +0200

Hi all

Some my users want to do something I think it's impossible to do. But I'm
not svn guru so I would like to have you advise :

My users working on some software where half the code is from other
repository (read-only) but....they work on same file.

so in my «my-repos» I use svn propedit svn:externals to define on external
repository :


but...my users want to modify (and they will) ext-file1 and ext-file2 and
want those file under version control on my server (the external is on

I think that's impossible, what's your opinion ?

Because I believe that's impossible I said to make a copy :

        cp -p -r my-repos/external/code-from-external my-repos/my-working
        svn add my-repos/my-working

and working on


but of course when the external repository make some update they are the
problem of merging. So is that possible to use manually the wonderfull
merging algorithme of subversion on those files (event not automatically)






Albert SHIH
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