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RE: change a file over an external checkout

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 17:58:41 -0400

> I am rather a newbie at subversion, I hope it is a simple question:
> 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 :-(
>

Not much you can do but put that fix somewhere else and tell everyone to use it.

But, you might want to look into vendor branches. It is a method which allows you to use external code from third parties and be able to maintain your own customizations and still be able to merge in new versions from that 3rd party when you are ready for them.

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html#svn.advanced.vendorbr

BOb

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