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RE: Determining origin of branch

From: Derek Mahar <DMahar_at_penson.ca>
Date: 2004-03-30 17:50:18 CEST

Here's a reproducible test case of the --stop-on-copy anomaly. Notice
that the first listing lists two revisions back to the branch copy
point, while the second listing lists just one revision back to the
renaming of the ancestor directory a to b.

svnadmin create /home/svn/test
mkdir project
mkdir -p project/a/trunk
mkdir -p project/a/branches
svn import -m 1 $REPOS
svn copy -m 2 $REPOS/project/a/trunk $REPOS/project/a/branches/branch1
svn mkdir -m 3 $REPOS/project/a/branches/branch1/new
svn log --verbose --stop-on-copy $REPOS/project/a/branches/branch1
r3 | dmahar | 2004-03-30 10:42:29 -0500 (Tue, 30 Mar 2004) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /project/a/branches/branch1/new

r2 | dmahar | 2004-03-30 10:42:22 -0500 (Tue, 30 Mar 2004) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /project/a/branches/branch1 (from /project/a/trunk:1)

svn rename -m 4 $REPOS/project/a $REPOS/project/b
svn log --verbose --stop-on-copy $REPOS/project/a/branches/branch1
r4 | dmahar | 2004-03-30 10:44:56 -0500 (Tue, 30 Mar 2004) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   D /project/a
   A /project/b (from /project/a:3)


-----Original Message-----
From: cmpilato@localhost.localdomain
[mailto:cmpilato@localhost.localdomain] On Behalf Of C. Michael Pilato
Sent: March 29, 2004 9:53 AM
To: Derek Mahar
Cc: Subversion Users
Subject: Re: Determining origin of branch

"Derek Mahar" <DMahar@penson.ca> writes:

> Yes, I agree, this was the expected behaviour (i.e. Subversion is
> behaving correctly), but my point is that "svn log --stop-on-copy"
> does not under all conditions return the branch copy revision as the
> user might expect. If the user has done any other copy operation
> since that user created the branch, --stop-on-copy stops at that copy
> point rather than the branch copy point. Though it is the correct
> result, this is probably not the result that the user expected (or, in

> other words, the result that the user wanted).

Can you provide a recipe for this behavior? The --stop-on-copy option
should only apply when the target of the log operation was the thing
that got copied. In other words, if you do:

   svn copy trunk branches/foo
   svn copy trunk/junk branches/foo/junk
   svn log --stop-on-copy branches/foo

Your log output should continue past the copy of the thing *into* your
branch, and stop with the copy that created your branch. If you've
found an instance where this is not happening correctly, please try to
come up with a reproducible recipe, because that is a bug.
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