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Re: svn merge and renames?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-30 15:53:45 CEST

Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005@ryandesign.com> writes:
> On 29.05.2005, at 07:46, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> > I was trying out "svn merge" to see how it deals with renames. I did
> > something like this:
> >
> > copy the trunk to a branch
> > edit a file <f1> on the trunk
> > rename <f1> to <f2> on the branch
> > used svn merge on the trunk
> >
> > svn merge does show something like
> >
> > D <f1>
> > A <f2>
> >
> > but the contents of <f2> does not have any of the changes to <f1>. Is
> > this the way things are supposed to work? Is there any way to avoid
> > such mistakes besides telling people to "be careful when renaming"??
>
> What I've gathered from previous discussions on this list is that
> unfortunately yes, this is the way it is right now, and that "true
> renames", which are planned for Subversion 1-point-something (1.4 or
> 1.5 maybe) should fix this situation, or at least make it better.

True rename support is only a first step on the road to true merge
tracking, which is what will solve this. Fixing renames will make
some things better, but not this.

So yes, you are right, this is the way it is right now...

-Karl

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