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From Philip Prindeville <philipp_s...@redfish-solutions.com>
Subject Re: Issues with externals
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:58:40 GMT
On 6/1/12 3:14 AM, Bert Huijben wrote:
>
>> -----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
>

I take it there's no way to backport a fix to 1.6.x?

-Philip


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