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Re: Question about excessive mergeinfo

From: Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 12:09:08 -0600

On 1/9/2010 11:36 AM, David Huang wrote:
>
> On Jan 9, 2010, at 7:58 AM, Geoff Rowell wrote:
>> I follow a few rules to avoid this:
>> 1) Remove obsolete merge info as part of the branch creation process
>> (svn pd -R svn:mergeinfo /my/branch).
>
> I don't do that regularly (but have done it once or twice), but from my understanding, that fixes the "problem"/annoyance where existing subtree mergeinfo gets updated every time a merge is done, even if the merge doesn't affect the files with mergeinfo. That's not the same issue as what I'm seeing though; in my case, mergeinfo is being created on files that didn't have it before.

FWIW, I made a backup of my repo, then in the backup, removed all mergeinfo
from trunk and made a new branch off of trunk. I confirmed that the branch
also has no mergeinfo. I then made a commit to the trunk and merged that
commit to the branch. It caused the same problem where mergeinfo was added
to every file in those 4 directories that have externals.

As a second test, I removed all the external definitions from trunk, made
yet another branch off of trunk, committed a change to trunk, then merged
the change to the branch. Mergeinfo was created on the root of the branch,
but nowhere else--which is what I wanted and expected.

So, it seems to have something to do with the externals, but I don't know what.
Received on 2010-01-09 19:09:44 CET

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