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Re: change a file over an external checkout

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:40:33 -0700

Tyler Roscoe wrote:
> 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.

You can use Piston to get an external svn repository into your local one:

http://piston.rubyforge.org/

It'll also keep your local one up to date with the external one.

Regards,
Blair

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