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From "Bert Huijben" <b...@qqmail.nl>
Subject RE: Issues with externals
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:14:14 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Prindeville [mailto:philipp_subx@redfish-solutions.com]
> Sent: vrijdag 1 juni 2012 1:47
> To: users@subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Issues with externals
> 
> I'm using svn 1.6.11 of Centos 6.2.
> 
> I've noticed the following two issues with externals.
> 
> (1) If I have an external and then do a "svn propedit svn:externals ..."
and
> delete a path, the file that was previously exported into my space by "svn
> update" persists in a state of limbo.
> 
> (2) An "svn merge" seems to apply svn:mergeinfo property changes to
> externals. This seems extremely unwise. Should "svn merge" (and perhaps
> other commands) skip over external files?
> 
> I love externals... they're very handy for multiple projects sharing
partial
> common sources... but they aren't as easy to use as they should be, and
> come with some bizarre (non-intuitive) semantics.
> 
> Is this bugworthy?

This was fixed in Subversion 1.7.0+, using the new working copy database.

We now keep track of exactly what externals were installed during update to
allow removing them later, even when they were only referenced from
uncommitted svn:externals properties.

	Bert


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