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From "Markus Schaber" <>
Subject AW: Do svn:externals changes need to be committed to work?
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 08:27:28 GMT
Hi, André,

Von: André Hänsel []
> I am trying to add an svn:externals definition to a working copy. I set
> the property on a directory and ran svn update on that directory, but
> nothing is fetched.
> I found this article:
> However, from other documentation it's unclear to me if a commit is really
> necessary for svn:external to work. Of course, I don't want to commit an
> untested external definition.
> I am using TortoiseSVN 1.6.15 built with Subversion 1.6.16.

>From my experience with Subversion 1.6, the directory needs to be committed, but not the
svn:external definition itsself.

So maybe you can commit the empty directory, and then add the externals properties and test
them before committing them.

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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