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Re: Masses and masses of tree-conflicts

From: Andreas Stieger <andreas.stieger_at_gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:37:13 +0000

On 28/03/2011 11:33, John Dexter wrote:

> On 28 March 2011 12:25, John Dexter <jdxsolutions_at_googlemail.com
> <mailto:jdxsolutions_at_googlemail.com>> wrote:
>
> The situation is:
>
> 1. I made changes in /trunk which were committed - fine
> 2. I merged these changes into a branch and committed them to the
> branch - fine
> 3. I merge the branch into trunk - suddenly loads of the files in
> question show as tree-conflicted
>
> I'm seeing tens or hundreds of them, not folders but individual
> files. I don't know if it's a Tortoise issue or SVN itself but it's
> really annoying and also reduces my trust in SVN not to do something
> horrible to my important files!
>
> So any help understanding what it means, why it happens is
> welcome... and of course advice on how to deal with it or stop it
> happening.
>
> Thanks,
> John.
>
>
> In addition, I get genuine conflicts reported on files that have gone
> through the same process. Meaning Tortoise is downloading 100Mb+ of art
> resources it things are different, when all that's in the branch are a
> few little changes to code files

You are most certainly doing it wrong.

Please read:

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html#svn.branchmerge.commonpatterns.feature

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html#svn.branchmerge.advanced.blockchanges
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html#svn.branchmerge.cherrypicking

How did you "merge the branch into trunk"?

Andreas

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