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Re: change a file over an external checkout

From: Tyler Roscoe <tyler_at_cryptio.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:49:36 -0700

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:40:55PM +0200, Georg Gell wrote:
> > 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

As soon as you do this, your working copy points to a directory where
you don't have write access, so this won't work.

What you need to do is import the contents of that directory into a
Subversion repository where you *do* have write access. svn import can
probably help you here.

None of this is a very good idea, though, and doubly bad if you aren't
aware of the possible consequences of what you're doing nor how to
recover if something goes wrong. Thus, I would solve this problem the
"correct way" by getting the owners of the directory to accept your

good luck,


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