RE: Unexpected Externals behaviour in working copy
From: David Aldrich <David.Aldrich_at_EU.NEC.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:28:41 +0000
I haven't had a reply to this question of mine yet. So I would like to rephrase it:
Is it true that if I delete an external relating to a folder or file then svn will not automatically delete that folder/file from my local working copy?
This seems to be related to Subversion issue #3351 (although that issue only relates to file externals, not folder externals).
It is seems that a fresh check out is required. Or is it ok to delete the 'external' folder/file in my wc using an operating system delete operation?
I have a question about externals. I tried the following scenario in my working copy:
1) Add an external definition to directory A, specifying subdirectory B
I then see A/B populated
4) Edit external definition to directory A, specifying subdirectory C
I then see A/C populated, but directory A/B remains in the wc.
If I checkout a new working copy, it shows A/C but not A/B, as expected.
So, in short, changing an external definition on a directory seems not to remove the previous external content from the committer's working copy.
I hope this makes sense. Please will someone explain?
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