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Re: Unexpected Externals behaviour in working copy

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:47:19 -0600

On 3/12/2010 3:14 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 14:43, Les Mikesell wrote:
>
>> On 3/12/2010 2:12 PM, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
>>>
>>
>>> Is there an entry in the issue tracker for this, if this is indeed
>>> considered a bug (I know there is one for the inability to remove file
>>> externals, but for this behavior of dir externals...)? Or is there no
>>> consensus that this is indeed a bug?
>>
>> What should happen to things that are added to a working copy some other way but aren't managed by subversion? I don't think you want them deleted on an update. After you've removed an external, how is subversion supposed to tell the difference between something it put there from the earlier external reference and something you copied in yourself?
>
> "By keeping track of it," of course. It seems the fact that Subversion doesn't keep track of it is the bug.

But the point of externals is that they are kept track of somewhere
else, not in the parent repo. When you break the linkage to that
'somewhere else', how are you supposed to know anything about the contents.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
Received on 2010-03-12 22:47:49 CET

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