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RE: Merge problem after changing directory tree structure

From: Derek Mahar <DMahar_at_penson.ca>
Date: 2004-03-30 20:10:11 CEST

Given the following, how do I merge directory 'new' on branch1 into a
working copy of $REPOS/project/b/trunk? Notice that *after* I created
branch1, I renamed ancestor directory 'a' to 'b'.

svnadmin create /home/svn/test REPOS=https://localhost/subversion/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 rename -m 4 $REPOS/project/a $REPOS/project/b
svn co $REPOS/project/b/trunk work
cd work
svn merge -r 3:HEAD $REPOS/project/b/branches/branch1
svn: REPORT request failed on '/subversion/test/!svn/vcc/default'
Invalid editor anchoring; at least one of the input paths is not a
directory and there was no source entry


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
Sent: March 27, 2004 10:30 AM
To: Derek Mahar
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Merge problem after changing directory tree structure

Derek Mahar wrote:

> How do I now merge the changes to b/branches/branch1 in revision 3 to
> b/trunk so that I get b/trunk/a.txt? If I specify b/branches/branch1
> revision 3 as the merge source revision, Subversion complains that
> b/branches/branch1 does not exist in revision 3. Is there a
> to this problem?

Sure: don't compare repository roots. Compare subtrees instead.

In your case, assuming you have a working copy of /b/trunk in local
directory "wc", you'd run

     svn merge -r2:3 schema://.../a/branches/branch1 wc

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