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Re: change a file over an external checkout

From: Georg Gell <georg_1_at_have2.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 23:40:55 +0200

Tyler Roscoe schrieb:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:17:29PM +0200, Georg Gell wrote:
>> I have defined some external dependencies with svn:external.
>> Now I had to change a minor thing in a file of an external repository,
>> to which I don't have write access.
>> What is the correct way in this case? I sent them already a patch, and
>> eventually they will probably include it, but in the moment I have a
>> status where nobody can checkout a working version :-(
>
> The "correct way" is to get your change incorporated into the thing your
> external points to.
>
> You could hack around this by making a local copy of the thing your
> external points to, making your change, and updating the external to
> point at your new location.
>
> tyler
>

thanks for the quick answer. As said before I am rather new to the finer
details of subversion, so your answer is not entirely clear to me.

> You could hack around this by making a local copy of the thing your
> external points to, making your change, and updating the external to
> point at your new location.

You mean delete the external, svn co to the directory where the
svn:external points to, change the file, and then point svn:external to
the directory where I have made the svn co and changes?
Doesn't the next update overwrite my changes?

Georg

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