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Re: merge --reintegrate after a mv in the branch (SVN 1.5.0 / Windows)

From: Philippe Andersson <pan_at_iba-group.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 11:59:39 +0200

Hello list,

Baeriswyl Kuno - Extern (IT-BA-MV) wrote:
> Hello Thomas,
> I've got the same issue. After 1 day playing with stable 1.5 build,
> I've got the impression that the repository turns quickly in a stange
> state after moving a file. Even in the situation were you do a file
> move prior to a branch, the reintegration is not possible anymore.
> And for future branches too.
> It seems that the merge tracking feature hasn't been fully
> implementend (See Release notes). However, I'd liked to know with
> scenarios are actually supported. I tried to gather information from
> different sources. In my point of view, feature branches and
> bidirectional merging are not well supported.
I haven't seen any follow-up on the post above. I'm busy evaluating
1.5.0 (on Linux in my case), and I've been bitten by the same
problem/bug apparently.

Summary of what I did:

- upload "version 1" of project to trunk.
- create branch "B" from trunk/LATEST.
- upload "version 2" of project to branch "B"
   (version 2 of project implied a rename [svn mv] on one file, plus
several additions)
- merge (rebase) from trunk into branch "B" (no content change, only
property change on root dir). Commit.
- try to "merge --reintegrate" branch "B" into trunk. Fails with the
following message:

taranis:~/wc/trunk$ svn merge --reintegrate
svn: Cannot reintegrate from
'http://taranis/repos/sysadmin/killses/branches/DEV-0001' yet:
Some revisions have been merged under it that have not been merged
into the reintegration target; merge them first, then retry.

Is there a workaround ? Is this something that will get fixed in the
upcoming 1.5.1 ?


Cheers. Bye.

Ph. A.

*Philippe Andersson*
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