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Re: Lost updates due to file moves

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:24:29 -0600

On Feb 2, 2009, at 07:33, Christoph Bartoschek wrote:

> My question is whether the following still can happen with the current
> implementation of merge tracking in subversion 1.5?
> 1. In the trunk a file is moved to another directory:
> svn mv base/timer.C timing/timer.C
> 2. In a development branch the file is changed:
> svn ci -m "..." base/timer.C
> 3. The changes to the trunk are merged into the branch.
> svnmerge -b merge
> Now the changes in step 2. are lost.

Unfortunately that sounds plausible to me. Renames are a bit
problematic if you're working in a team.

> I am not sure that this three steps are
> enough to reproduce the problem but it is not the first time that this
> happened to us.
> Is the new merge tracking system able to track file movements in a
> sane way
> compared to the older version we use?

You could install Subversion 1.5 on a test system and test to see if
it works better for you in this regard.

But I think this is probably more a true-renames issue than a merging



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