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Merging branch back to trunk omits dirs and files that were added in the branch

From: Dean Schulze <dean_w_schulze_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 11:48:27 -0700 (PDT)

I've tried this with both TortoiseSVN and the merge tool that comes with Subclipse.
I've added subdirectories with files under several directories on the branch (along with many other changes).  When I merge back to the trunk the top level directories under which I added the subdirectories and files show up as tree conflicts.  None of the sub-directories or files show up.  I mark the tree conflicts as resolved (I mark all tree conflicts as resolved choosing the repository / branch file whenever asked to resolve manually).
In the merged trunk the new subdirectories and files are missing all together.  The trunk svn:mergeinfo shows the correct range of revisions.
What do I have to do to simply merge the branch back to the trunk?
Firstly, this is not a conflict of any kind.  I added those directories and files intentionally. 
Secondly, ever since tree conflicts were added to svn I've found svn to be completely unreliable when it comes to merging.  How do I turn off tree conflicts (eliminate them all together)?
What do I have to do to get back to reliable merging, switch to git?
Received on 2010-06-01 21:04:04 CEST

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