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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Broken patches
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 23:20:47 GMT
David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> Some of you have mentioned that you have waited so long for a patch to
> get committed that it breaks when you try to apply it to the latest.
> 
> The way I have dealt with that in the past for patches I am trying to
> commit is to do an svn update -r <revision> , where <revision> is the
> revision specified in the patch file (at the header for each file change).
> 
> Then I apply the patch, and do "svn update" and it often updates without
> conflicts; if there are conflicts theyr'e generally easy to resolve.  If
> they aren't, *then* you can ask the contributor to re-do their patch.
> 
> That way the poor contributor doesn't have to keep rebuilding their
> patch file...

thanks for the timely tip! (perhaps you noticed my problem with DERBY-1077).

-jean


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