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From "Humm, Markus" <Markus.H...@de.ebmpapst.com>
Subject AW: Feature request: allow for relative working copy paths in svn:externals definition
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:29:11 GMT
Hello,

>>
>>>> We created a Junction inside D:\Test\Projekt1 named 
>>>> D:\Test\Projekt1\JunctionTest which points to D:\Test\Common
>>>
>>> Can you do this the other way around?  That is, make D:\Test\Common
>> the junction point, pointing to wherever your svn external is going to
>>> drop the files?    And figure out what it is you really want to 
>>> happen in the case where you want to check out D:\Test\Projek1 and
>>> D:\Test\Projek2 and they both have the same relationship to
>> D:\Test\Common but want different revisions to appear there.
>>
>> No, the other way round doesn't work, because d:\Test\Common cannot 
>> point at the same time both to D:\Test\Projekt1\JunctionTest and 
>> D:\Test\Project2\JunctionTest. We just tested this. The question now 
>> is, why does SVN detect our hardlinked directory as special type of 
>> directory and thus creates us pain? (as otherwise we'd have a solution 
>> which could work for us)
>
> I think you are going to have a very, very confusing time if you do get the common directory
to simultaneously be junctioned (either
> direction) to externals that can be pointed at different revisions.
> What is it you would like to happen in that case?

That is not a real problem for me, as I only work at Project1 XOR Project2 at any given time.
When I switch to the other project I have to update it first which would replace the common
files.

Best regards

Markus Humm


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