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From Antoine Levy-Lambert <>
Subject Re: Does Ant support overlaying of files during Perforce sync?
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2005 05:22:57 GMT
Hello Suzanne,

I do not think that Ant knows how to support this.

If you want to ... you could file a bug report and attach to it 
suggested patches.



Suzanne Dorman wrote:

>As of version 2004.2 (I believe), Perforce supports overlaying files from
>the depot to the local drive.  For example, if my clientspec specifies the
>//depot/EDITSolutions/DummyB2/...                 //BuildClient/DummyB2/...
>+//depot/EDITSolutions/HedgeFundDummyBase/...     //BuildClient/DummyB2/...
>It will overlay the files in //depot/EDITSolutions/HedgeFundDummyBase onto
>the same local space where the //depot/EDITSolutions/DummyB2 files were
>synced. (NOTE the '+' makes this happen).
>Does Ant know how to handle this?  I tried to sync to
>//depot/EDITSolutions/DummyB2/... and then tried to sync to
>+//depot/EDITSolutions/HedgeFundDummyBase/... but Ant seemed quite confused
>by this.  It seemed to get the root path mixed up.  The clientspec has
>C:\Temp\Perforce\Build as the root.  c:\LifeCycleSupport\Build is where I am
>running the build but that shouldn't get involved when doing a sync. 
>     [echo] Incremental fetch
>   [p4sync] //depot/EDITSolutions/DummyB2/... - file(s) up-to-date.
>   [p4sync] error: Path
>undDummyBase/...' is not under client's root 'C:\Temp\Perforce\Build'.
>C:\LifeCycleSupport\Build\buildOverlay.xml:56: Problem exec'ing P4 command:
>r: Path
>' is not under client's root 'C:\Temp\Perforce\Build'.
>Am I missing something or is Ant not prepared for this?  Is the '+' a
>special character in Ant?
>Suzanne Dorman

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