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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: Copy with externals, then commit fails
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:37:11 GMT
Bob Archer wrote on Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 13:32:18 -0500:
> File externals require that the file being pointed to is in the same
> working copy as the external of it. From the docs:
> "While directory externals can place the external directory at any
> depth, and any missing intermediate directories will be created, file
> externals must be placed into a working copy that is already checked
> out."

This quoted part talks about where the pointer will be created, not
about where the pointed-to file should live.  (Currently the only
restriction on that is that it should be in the same repository as the
svn:externals property.)

> BOb

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