Checking out without externals
Are you a Poweruser?
Do you have any idea about how to fix library dependency issues?
Do you know how to read code and understand error messages?
IF YOU ANSWER NO TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS THEN THIS IS NOT FOR YOU
Command Line SVN
Simply use the --ignore-externals option when doing a checkout or update.
On the Checkout dialog, check the "Omit externals" checkbox to prevent nabbing those extra libs. You'll know if you did it right because it won't say "External" in the status box during checkout (strange that, eh?).