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Re: bug: svn relocate doesn't update relative externals for individual directories

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 07:24:38 +0200

Johan Corveleyn wrote on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 23:54:33 +0100:
> Just as an aside: when you mention an issue number, please also add
> the summary of the issue

And a link to it. (http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3597)

> (makes it easier to get the context, without
> having to look it up). In this case the summary says: "relocate should
> update externals from the same repository, too"
> Though the issue is marked fixed, its Target Milestone says "1.7.0",
> which means it's only fixed in svn's trunk, and will be included in
> the upcoming 1.7 release. It's definitely not included in 1.6.15 (nor
> is it in any other 1.6.x release currently).

... and I'm not sure (without looking up the details) how easy the fix
would be to backport, given that 1.6 and 1.7'c wc libraries are as
similar to each other as the Python sqlite3 module to the Perl one.

> The implementations of file externals and dir externals are quite
> different. File externals are implemented as some variation of a
> "switched" file (that's why they only work for links pointing to the
> same repository).

Johan, FYI, see erratum wc001.txt in trunk (under notes/).
Received on 2011-02-15 06:29:42 CET

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