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Re: Svn mergeinfo appearing on sub-directories

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:30:09 +0200

On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 01:42:33PM +0100, Echlin, Jamie wrote:
> 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.

Hmmm...
Does the parent of the offending directory have non-inheritable mergeinfo?
(Mergeinfo entries that have an asterisk appended are not inheritable.)
Received on 2011-06-09 15:30:48 CEST

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