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Working with a deleted branch

From: Nic Daniau <Nic.Daniau_at_Xchanging.com>
Date: 2007-05-16 16:03:41 CEST


- I've got two branches on my project, branches/1 and branches/2.
- At revision 1000 I've deleted branches/1
- Time has passed and the HEAD revision is now 1200

What I'm trying to do is a merge from revisions 799:999 of branches/1
onto the current HEAD of branches/2. I wouldn't have thought this could
be a problem, as I'm not interested in the fact that revision 800
"deleted" branches/1, I'm only interested in the diff between 799:999 on
that branch; but in fact it appears to puzzle Subversion completely!

I get this:
  C:\myproject>svn merge svn://myserver/myproject/branches/1 -r 799:999
  svn: File not found: revision 1200, path '/branches/1'
I also get the same output by the way when I do:
  C:\myproject>svn ls svn://myserver/myproject/branches/1 -r 799
  C:\myproject>svn log svn://myserver/myproject/branches/1 -r 799

Why does it insist on the branch still being around at the HEAD revision
when I ask it what happened at a specific revison and path in the past?
Is this a limtation of Subversion or is there a way round or am I simply
missing the point?

Thanks in advance for your enlighting comments!


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