[Python-Dev] Merging flow

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Dec 11 21:03:03 CET 2008

> I believe that's difficult when you previously merged from the trunk to
> the py3k branch - the merged change to the svnmerge related properties
> on the root directory gets in the way when svnmerge attempts to update
> them on the maintenance branch.
> That's what started this thread, and so far nobody has come up with a
> workaround.

The work-around is fairly straight-forward:

- inspect the conflict file (I forgot its name - something like
  dir-props), and verify that the only conflict is in the missing
  merge info from trunk to py3k
- svn resolved .

> It seems to me that svnmerge.py should just be able to do a
> svn revert on the affected properties in the maintenance branch before
> it attempts to modify them, but my svn-fu isn't strong enough for me to
> say that for sure.

See above. svnmerge overwrites the property after it has conflicted,
so the only additional action to take is to declare that a resolution.


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