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From Eli S <eli-s...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: merging trunk to branch merges the whole trunk history
Date Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:24:35 GMT
Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:42:59PM -0800, Eli S wrote:
>   
>> Apologies to for letting this languish. I was waiting on an upgrade
>> and the system administrators upgraded to 1.6.6 on Ubuntu. The
>> repository and branch were created on 1.5.1 using cvs2svn. The
>> branch was created using svn copy between URLs.
>>
>> My problem is that when I upgrade trunk to branch I get lots of
>> conflicts and messages to the effect that the whole history is
>> getting merged.
>>
>> I tried the fix suggested by Stefan Sperling:
>> <branch-working> svn merge --record-only -r0:1606 TRUNK_URL
>>
>> which produces no output. Then I still get the following behavior:
>> <branch-working> svn merge TRUNK_URL
>> --- Merging r2 through r1618 into '.':
>>    C test
>>    C exec
>> ...
>>
>> Neither:
>> <branch-working> svn propget svn:mergeinfo
>> nor
>> <trunk-working> svn propget svn:mergeinfo
>> produces any output, even after I do the record-only merge. Even
>> when I create a new branch (by copying URLs) in 1.6.6, checkout the
>> branch and attempt svn propget I get the same behavior. Anyone ever
>> seen this?
>>     
> What version of Subversion does the server run?
> It needs to run >= 1.5 for merge-tracking to work.
>
> Stefan
>   

Wow. Embarrassing. Thought I had checked that twice over, but I 
hadn't...it is in the 1.4 series. Once we upgrade, can I recover using 
the same ideas? Do I have to mark the trunk in any way?

Thanks,
Eli


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