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Apparently Spurious svn:merginfo

From: Michael Fletcher <michael.fletcher_at_Entero.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:06:55 -0600


We are having problems with a large number of svn:mergeinfo properties
being modified each time we merge. These svn:mergeinfo are on unrelated
files to the actual change being made. Though it does seem as if they
correlate to prior merges that have happened. If we commit these
property changes they will happen again the next time we merge.

At this point when we merge we will see 80 files with svn:mergeinfo
changed when we might only be merging one file. It's becoming difficult
to determine what exactly we have changed.

I looked in the FAQ and googled and nothing exactly seemed to match what
we are seeing.

Mostly, we have TortoiseSVN 1.6.8 / Subversion 1.6.11 on the client and
svn 1.6.15 on our server. The repository is old, having had nearly
every major version of SVN that ever existed.

We merge sometimes from our "trunk" to a branch and sometimes from our
branches back to trunk. We often have multiple releases in flight so a
fix will be merged from ^/branches/7.00.39 to ^/branches/7.00.40 and
then to ^/branches/7.00.41 and then to ^/trunk. Or the reverse.

At some point people were reverting the svn:mergeinfo properties and
performing the checkin because they didn't know what they did. Nobody
should be doing that any more.

Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Fletcher | Software Developer | michael.fletcher_at_Entero.com |
Entero Corporation
Received on 2011-06-28 19:15:09 CEST

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