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From Ryan Schmidt <subversion-20...@ryandesign.com>
Subject Re: changing svn:externals value in the pre-revprop-change hook
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:03:22 GMT
On Jul 19, 2010, at 10:38, Bastien Semene wrote:

> The doc says that we should not "modify a commit transaction using hook scripts", but
it is possible.
> 
> We actually have to change svn:externals values for replication :
> - SVNs X1-Y1-... replicate SVNs X-Y-...
> - And there are svn:externals between SVN X-Y-...
> 
> If we do nothing svn:externals into X1 points to SVN Y instead of SVN Y1.
> 
> - Will this modification will break something on the client side, as a user only see
the master or a slave ?

I would expect this would break things, yes.


> - Does someone use the pre-revprop-change hook script like this ?
> - Is there a cleaner solution ?

Yes, use the relative (instead of absolute) svn:externals syntax.

http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.5.html#externals



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