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RE: SVN incorrectly reporting a file was updated ('U') by a merge, when it was actually merged ('G')

From: Nicholas Curry <Nicholas.Curry_at_cofunds.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 17:50:24 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Phippard [mailto:markphip_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: 05 October 2009 17:35
> To: Nicholas Curry
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: SVN incorrectly reporting a file was updated ('U') by a
merge, when it was actually merged ('G')
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Nicholas Curry
> <Nicholas.Curry_at_cofunds.co.uk> wrote:
> > I've had an issue recently where following a merge, a file was
reported as
> > updated rather than merged:
> >
> > D:\Subversion\test\svn>svn merge "svn://path/to/folder"
> >
> > --- Merging r654299 through r655378 into '.':
> >
> > U ap_insDeal.sql
> >
> >
> >
> > This file was actually changed in both the source and destination
> > so I would have expected SVN to report it as merged ('G', rather
than 'U' in
> > the line above.) Has anyone else seen this? I couldn't find anything
> > in the issue tracker. Is it worth trying to create a script to
recreate the
> > issue?
> The only time you see a 'G' is if there are local changes to merge.
> Prior to 1.5 you would only have got a 'G' if you merged into a
> working copy that has uncommited changes. With merge tracking in
> 1.5+, the merge process can touch the same file multiple times, in
> which case you will get a 'U' the first time and then a 'G' on the
> subsequent updates to the file.

I see - that would explain it.

So is it correct to say that during a merge, SVN reports changes where
the file has
only changed in the source branch in the same way as when the file has
changed in
both the source and destination branches? (i.e. with 'U'?)


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