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From Branko Čibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is it possible to specify an external to the same repository?
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:39:27 GMT
On 05.02.2019 12:26, David Aldrich wrote:
> Hi
>
> In our embedded projects we have a register interface maintained by
> our HW team and software that uses that register interface maintained
> by our SW team.  As the interface is constantly changing, we want the
> software source files to reference a fixed version of the interface.
>
> In some projects the register interface and software are in separate
> repositories. So the software simply references the register interface
> using an svn external with fixed revision number.
>
> In other projects the register interface and software are in the same
> repository.  It is inconvenient to instruct all developers and users
> to peg specific revisions of the register interface within their
> working copies.  Can we use externals in this situation, or is there
> another solution?

Of course you can use externals that point to the same repository. Even
better, you can use 'relative' externals for such cases. See:

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.externals.html

-- Brane


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