svn:mergeinfo is acting strange
From: Chris <devnullaccount_at_yahoo.se>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:37:32 -0700
we've been using SVN for a large in-house project for a number of years and the longer time goes by, the more strange the svn:mergeinfo properties behave. I don't know if the "issues" are completely expected, if our repository somehow has ended up in a state that is unwanted or if there's something bug somewhere.
Is this expected or has our repository become overzealous?
This isn't a major issue, but there have been cases where we've had conflicts inside the mergeinfo in these "special files" which has been sort of difficult to resolve for some committers. It is also quite annoying that every time we do "svn update" after a merge, we get 100+ lines of updates even if just one file has been modified (especially annoying in tools like subclipse).
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