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svn:merginfo propogating unnecessarily?

From: Michael Cowperthwaite <mikec_at_lathropengineering.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:22:47 -0800

I upgraded last month to Subverson 1.5.5, and today I made the first
merge since the upgrade. Following what I understand to be best
practice, even tho the change was to a single file, I merged at the root
of the working copy.

I was surprised to see every subdirectory under the root marked given
svn:merginfo. The data just seems to be a subdir-specific variation of
the root's property -- which is to say, it's redundant. This is, like,
the opposite of elision, which I read up on in the merge-info article
before posting. (Re-read, I should say.) Elision, if I understand it
correctly, should take place during the merge; that is, I don't expect
checking in to elide the redundancy.

There is a single file (not in the directory with the modified file)
which has its own mergeinfo property; prior to the merge, none of the
subdirectories had mergeinfo, and now they all do.

Is this expected? By design or bug?

Using the CollabNet binaries under WinXP, if that makes a difference.

Mike Cowperthwaite
Lathrop Engineering
San Jose, CA
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