I came up with the following for my users, who are all on Windows. They just drop this file in the affected root (i.e. trunk) and run it. Their issues are *always* dodgy svn:mergeinfo props being set on subtrees.
rem $Id: fix_dodgy_mergeinfo_props.bat 5 2009-01-23 11:22:03Z trent.p.nelson $
rem Recurse through a source directory and remove the svn:mergeinfo property
rem if set. See http://supportex/wiki/svn/ReintegrateIssues.
setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion
for /f "usebackq tokens=1,2,3" %%i in (`svn pl -R`) do (
if "%%i"=="Properties" (
if "!PROP!"=="mergeinfo" (
if not "!FILE!"=="." (
svn pd -q svn:mergeinfo !FILE!
echo removed svn:mergeinfo property from !FILE!
set /a _i=!_i! + 1
endlocal & set COUNT=%_i%
if "%COUNT%"=="0" (
echo no affected files/folders found.
) else (
echo removed svn:mergeinfo from %COUNT% files/folders
echo *** MAKE SURE YOU SVN COMMIT TO SAVE CHANGES! ***
I've since implemented a pre-commit hook that prevents a commit if erroneous svn:mergeinfo is set on any subtree paths. Turns out this was actually easier than upgrading to 1.5.5+ clients:
id = 'subtree-mergeinfo'
def pre_commit(self, txn):
pathmatcher = self.repo.pathmatcher
changeset = self.repo.changeset(txn)
analysis = changeset.analysis
path = changeset.root_dir
root_details = pathmatcher.get_root_details(path)
if not root_details:
root_dir, root_type, root_name = root_details
skip = None
if not analysis.is_subtree_change:
skip = changeset.root_change
for change in changeset.changes.values():
if skip and change == skip:
if not change.is_remove:
if 'svn:mergeinfo' in change.proplist():
self.terminate('svn:mergeinfo property erroneously set on '
'file %s, please remove before committing' %\
From: Ryan Meador [mailto:rmeador_at_softscape.com]
Sent: 19 May 2009 16:55
Subject: script to force SVN to elide mergeinfo on child paths
I’ve cooked up a perl script that will run a giant --record-only merge on the root of a branch in an attempt to get SVN to elide all the mergeinfo on the child paths. This is very much a work in progress and is semi-specific to my case (some hardcoded paths), but should be possible to generalize. I’m not 100% sure it works, since the mergeinfo in my repository is very messed up, but some of it gets elided, which gives me hope. Pburba has been a huge help to me in creating this script, and he suggested I send it to this list. You can do whatever you want with it, including releasing it as open source, if you wish. I’m probably going to continue development on it until my mergeinfo problems are solved, so I’ll send out another version if I make any changes of note.
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Received on 2009-05-22 15:36:44 CEST