merging example

Chris Johnk chris.johnk at
Sat Mar 26 00:36:14 CDT 2011

Ha! I spent some time trying to figure out where to file it - looking
at the bug tracker and the mailing lists.

Anyway, yes, this branch was created properly with 'svn copy'. It
shares common history with trunk. I've run an 'svn log' against it,
and I can see revisions prior to the branch.


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM, C. Michael Pilato
<cmpilato at> wrote:
> On 03/25/2011 04:03 PM, Chris Johnk wrote:
>> I will figure out how to file it, and do so.
> Oops!  Sorry, I was being sarcastic.
>> Our subversion server is 1.5.1.
>> Here's some more background information: the trunk had a long,
>> complicated revision history before the branch was even created. For
>> both 1.5.1 and 1.6.16, this is the first information that comes back
>> on attempting the merge without the revision specified:
>> --- Merging r36 through r2166 into '.':
>> This was attempting to merge trunk into a branch that was created at r2163.
> Was the branch created in the recommended way -- as an 'svn copy' of the
> trunk?  In other words, does the branch in fact share common history with
> the trunk?  If not, then that explains what's going on here.
> --
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> |

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