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svn checkout - Invalid svn:externals property on 'SilverStripeSite/sapphire/thirdparty'

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Community Member, 8 Posts

4 June 2009 at 7:26pm

Hi everyone,

Checked out latest silverstripe using SVN per instructions at

svn checkout SilverStripeSite

Is that SVN URL still right?

Appears to have checked out correctly but at end reports:

U SilverStripeSite/sapphire
svn: Invalid svn:externals property on 'SilverStripeSite/sapphire/thirdparty': target involves '.' or '..' or is an absolute path

Can anyone confirm whether this is an issue or can I safely ignore this?


~ Rodney


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

4 June 2009 at 9:51pm

Are you running svn 1.6 binaries? currently the SS repo is on svn 1.5 (or it could be the other way around) and I believe 1.6 is not 100% backwards compatible


Community Member, 21 Posts

7 October 2009 at 11:43pm

i was also getting the error "svn: Invalid svn:externals property on 'SilverStripeSite/sapphire/thirdparty': target involves '.' or '..' or is an absolute path", when checking out with my Tortoise SVN 1.4.3 Client;

but after updating my Tortoise SVN Client to the newest version 1.6.5 this problem was resolved;

note: if you update your Tortoise SVN Client, deinstall the old version before, and then install the new one; because i got an error that the libapr_tsvn.dll couldn´t be found after updating on my Windows Vista Ultimate OS;