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RE: Svn mergeinfo appearing on sub-directories

From: Echlin, Jamie <jamie.echlin_at_credit-suisse.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:42:33 +0100

Hi Johan,

> This is normal behavior of svn currently. Every subtree that
> already has "explicit mergeinfo" (meaning it has its own svn:mergeinfo
> property) will have that mergeinfo updated on every subsequent merge.
> That is done because it needs to be kept up to date.

Thanks for your response.

BTW, http://www.collab.net/community/subversion/articles/merge-info.html
is my mergeinfo bible, I have literally pored over every word, in
excruciating detail.

The issue is that neither the source nor the target branches have
mergeinfo on the sub-directories already, this merge introduces it. And
this issue has only started happening in the last few weeks.

> If a node doesn't have mergeinfo of its own, it inherits it from its
parent directory.

But not always... Under what circumstances does a sub-tree start to get
explicit mergeinfo? As I said, I know a few cases where it happens and
is required, but these don't seem to apply.

Cheers, jamie

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