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Re: Svn:externals do not set properly despite affirmative confirmation [Linux]

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 21:24:13 -0500

On Oct 21, 2009, at 20:37, Daniel Becroft wrote:

> 'svn:externals' is not a revision property, so the use of the --
> revprop and -r switches here is incorrect.

Exactly.

> I don't think that "svn propset" can be used with versioned
> properties via URLs, either (although I could be wrong here), so
> you'll probably need to checkout a working copy to do this.

My reading of issue 2238 is that propset and propdel don't yet work on
URLs and there's no consensus yet on whether that should be allowed.
propedit should work on URLs as of Subversion 1.5.0.

http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2238

> I think the bug here is that "svn propset" displays the "property
> set" message, when I would be expecting an error.

Well, Subversion did successfully do exactly what was asked: it set a
property on a revision. Granted, in this case that didn't have the
effect the user expected. This is not the first time I have seen
someone confuse revision properties and versioned properties, and I
would be in favor of the command line client printing a warning if one
of the known svn: properties is used in the wrong place.

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