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Re: Historic merge "done wrong" doesn't work in up to date working copy

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:49:34 +0100

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:29:03AM -0500, Kris Deugau wrote:
> I've been maintaining a set of spam filter rule files in Subversion for some
> time. On the client side this has been almost entirely with 1.6.x on CentOS
> 5.
> I've just recently done a major refresh on my PC, switching to the current
> Debian stable release, with Subversion 1.8.10.
> The directory structure I've suddenly found I've been merging incorrectly
> looks like:
> dev/
> file1.cf
> file2.cf
> file3.cf
> ...
> prod/
> file1.cf
> file3.cf
> ...
> (Note a small number of files were added in dev/, but have not been copied
> to prod/. IIRC the few files added to SVN in dev/ but not prod/ got added
> by the merge, then revert'ed, then OS-rm'ed.)
> dev/ and prod/ were created at the same time, in r1. Files were created in
> dev/, then svn cp'ed to prod/.
> With the old 1.6 client, I was able to "svn merge ^/dev" in prod/, and it
> did what I expected; merge all changes to the relevant files (and add the
> occasional new file) from dev/ to prod/. merginfo is only maintained on the
> prod/ directory, not individual files.
> With 1.8, it's now complaining that dev/ and prod/ have no common ancestor.
> What can I do to get unstuck?
> -kgd

You could use the --ignore-ancestry option but because this disables merge
tracking you'll also either need to specify one or more revisions to merge,
or use the 2-URL merge syntax. See 'svn help merge' for more details.

For the long term, I would recommend to reconcile the branches, then delete
one of the branches and recreate it as a copy of the other.
Received on 2017-01-23 17:49:48 CET

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