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RE: commiting trunk checkout to a branch

From: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman <lakshman.srilakshmanan_at_police.vic.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:17:04 +1100

Hi Nikola,
Why do you believe this is a "classic trunk-branch" situation. You only
need trunk and branch if you need to keep changes "isolated". You have a
"classic concurrent development" situation.
All you need to do, if you still have your original working copy, is
perform an "svn update" in your working copy. This will "merge" all
changes in trunk into your branch and create conflicts for merge issues.
After resolving the conflicts, commit your change.

From: Nikola Skoric [mailto:nskoric_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 25 October 2009 4:21 AM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: commiting trunk checkout to a branch

First, the questions:
1) Can I commit changes on trunk checkout to a branch?
2) A branch has corrupt revision info (merge with trunk doesn't do
nothing but it should since I changed trunk). Can I fix that?

Now, details:

I develop my project on my desktop and on my laptop. I was commiting
changes on both computers to trunk (I didn't have any branches). At one
point my laptop was offline for extended period of time, I continued to
develop on both computers and voila: I have clasic trunk-branch
situation. So I tried to make my laptop version a branch. Since I my
laptop code is checkout of trunk, I can't just commit it to a branch
since svn commit doesn't take urls as parameters. Or, can I?

Anyway, svn info on laptop code said it is revision 22. So I created a
branch by copying that pegged revision of branch, checked it out, then
overwrote files of that checkout with my laptop files (no, I didn't
overwrite complete directories, I was careful not to harm my .svn
directories) and commited this to my branch. But, seems like this proces
didn't create a valid branch because "svn merge /url/to/trunk" does
nothing. I checked if the code is different, and yes, the code in trunk
and branch is different, but subversion doesn't realise that. Is there a
way to make subversion compare trunk code and branch code and produce
list of changed files disregarding mergeinfo property? I think that
would solve my problem.

Thanks for help in advance :-)

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