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Re: Problem with external file

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:08:31 +0200

On 15.06.2017 23:41, Peter Willis wrote:
>> Really? Version 1.1.4? Because support for file externals was added in version 1.6.0, so I'm not really surprised your checkout fails. :)
>>
>> Perhaps you could consider upgrading your client?
>>
>> -- Brane
> O.K. thanks that makes sense.
> Out of date package of SVN.
> The failed client is on an embedded device with Ubuntu 'Sarge' as the OS which is from the 'way-back machine'.

That would be Debian Sarge. Debian backports has svn 1.4 ... too old,
I'm afraid.

> I could try to build SVN using source, but I have my doubts.

It's not inconceivable that you could build 1.6, but getting all the
dependencies lined up could be a pain on Sarge, indeed.

> I'll just keep moving the file manually.

Or you can just make a copy of the file in the repository instead of a
file external? Or a normal "directory" external and a symlink to the
right place?

-- Brane
Received on 2017-06-16 00:08:37 CEST

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