[wp-hackers] OT: Checkout SVN into another?

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sun Feb 15 01:02:46 GMT 2009

You need to create a new directory and then checkout into that. As 
you've figured out, you can not checkout something that is in a separate 
repository into another repository. Subversion doesn't work like Git.

Jacob Santos

Alex Hempton-Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to test out BuddyPress and I want to be able to update it all
> (WPMU, BP and bbPress) using SVN.
> I've checked-out WPMU and installed it into the root of my test-site. Now I
> would like to check-out BP into the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory, but I
> get an error becuase the root is already a working copy.
> Here is my shell actions so far:
> cd ~/example.com
> svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-mu/trunk .
> cd ~/example.comcontent/mu-plugins/
> svn co http://svn.buddypress.org/trunk .
> But I get this error:
> svn: '.' is already a working copy of a different URL
> How would I go about having these two repos checked out? Is there any way of
> me including it as a remote repo?
> Cheers,
> Alex
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