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Re: Problem getting new external into my working copy

From: Michael Hartmeier <michael.hartmeier_at_1und1.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:19:11 +0100

Having "svn up <external-dir>" seems like a proper solution for me.
Do you want me to file a feature request or bug report?
As a work-around, I'll try Philip's fixed revsions.

Thank you all!


Am 20.02.2012 16:33, schrieb Stefan Sperling:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 02:49:54PM +0100, Michael Hartmeier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a working copy that only contains svn:externals, no "normal"
>> files or directories:
>> $ svn propget svn:externals .
>> shop https://svn.schlund.de/shop/trunk
>> popups https://svn.schlund.de/popups/trunk/
>> How can I add a new external without updating the whole working copy?
>> What worked with 1.6: I changed (and committed) the svn:externals to
>> shop https://svn.schlund.de/shop/trunk
>> popups https://svn.schlund.de/popups/trunk/
>> tuneup https://svn.schlund.de/tuneup/trunk/
>> and manually checked out the respective directory with
>> svn co https://svn.schlund.de/tuneup/trunk/ tuneup
>> However, with Subversion 1.7, this directory is shown with status "?":
>> $ svn st
>> X shop
>> X popups
>> ? tuneup
>> How can I fix the "tuneup" status to make it
>> X tuneup
>> ???
>> Any help would be apprecheated!
> Unfortunately, what you want to do doesn't seem to be working
> at the moment.
> The external needs to be recorded in the parent WC during an update
> operation. But if the external working copy already exists and its
> repository root URL matches the one implied by the svn:externals
> property on the parent working copy, the update code doesn't verify
> whether the external is actually registered in the parent WC.
> It just assumes that everything is already splendid.
> I am not sure whether we want to support checking out an external manually,
> like you are doing. There are plans to merge meta-data for externals into
> the parent's meta-data store. In that case, the results between checking
> out an external and updating it from the parent WC will be very different.
> Merging a manually checked out external into the parent will then be a lot
> more involved than it would be now. So please always use 'svn update' to
> pull in externals. You are supposed to use 'svn update' for this.
> However, passing 'svn update' the path to an external that is defined
> in the svn:external property but does not exist on disk yet doesn't
> seem to work. I think this should be made to work to address your use
> case. Then you could just run 'svn up tuneup' to pull in the external.
> So, sorry, I'm afraid that you'll have to update the entire WC until
> this is fixed.
Received on 2012-02-21 09:19:47 CET

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