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Re: Externals within the same repository

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:32:49 -0500

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:14, Asbjørn Sæbø <gaffe_1_at_live.com> wrote:
>
> Assume the following situation: There is a repository  my_repo, structured like this:
>
> my_repo
> my_repo/trunk
> my_repo/trunk/a
> my_repo/trunk/a/file.h
> my_repo/trunk/b
>
> where my_repo/trunk/b has an svn:external to import the contents of my_repo/a.
> That is, b will have the contents of a external-ed in.
>
> Is this valid and sound SVN?

Yes, just be careful to avoid any recursive externals - having an
external in a pointing at b, while having an external in b pointing at
a, would probably result in your WC filling all available disk space.
Last I knew, Subversion did not check for recursion in externals.
Received on 2010-01-25 15:33:24 CET

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