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svn:mergeinfo problem

From: Matjaz <mc1607slo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:19:07 +0200

Hi,

I'm experiencing a rather strange problem merging the code from trunk
to a branch. Here's what do:
- on a branch checkout folder with no local changes I choose Merge,
Merge a range of revisions
- I enter the trunk URL
- select the revision using Show log button - there's one one file
changed in that revision
- I perform the merge using the default options

Checking for modifications should show only one changed file, but
there are several files there:
- the expected file is there, the 'show diff' gives expected results
- 'show diff' on any other file that's marked as modified results in
two TortoiseMerge windows popping up: the first one shows the changes
in the selected file (of course, there's actually no change), the
second one is for v, again showing no changes and no content either.

I was investigating a little and found out that the files that appear
as modified have a 'svn:mergeinfo' property set (on that branch), but
there's no value. This property was set in a revision way before the
one being merged. Plus shouldn't there be a value indicating the
revision that was merged? I must say I update my TortoiseSVN to the
latest nightly quite often, so this could be the result of an
unfinished functionality or a bug that was present at some point. Also
note the Apache based server I'm using still uses the SVN version that
does not support merge-tracking.

One more thing: TortoiseMerge showing svn:mergeinfo shows no changes
and no content and crashes when 'next difference' or 'previous
different' buttons are used.

Matjaz

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Received on 2008-04-28 09:19:21 CEST

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