[cvsnt] More merging problems

Harrison, Andrew andy.harrison at anite.com
Mon Feb 16 15:07:20 GMT 2004

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Sorry, this is my second merge problem today! It's just that I'm going
through some things that have been needed looked at for a while, so these
have been building up!

> cvsnt 2.0.20
> * Got the wrong mergepoint if two branches from the same root were 
> merged and one was unused, and there was a mergepoint in the 
> parent branch.

I'm getting a problem that looks very much like what this was supposed to
fix. I'm using CVS-NT v2.0.24.

The sequence I get is as follows:

cvs add file1.c
cvs commit -m Added\n file1.c
	[Initial revision 1.1]

cvs tag -b Branch1 file1.c
cvs tag -b Branch2 file1.c
	[Revisions - HEAD: 1.1, Branch1: 1.1, Branch2: 1.1]

	[Modify file1.c]
cvs commit -m Changed\n file1.c
	[Revisions - HEAD: 1.2, Branch1: 1.1, Branch2: 1.1]

cvs update -r Branch1 file1.c
cvs update -jHEAD file1.c
	"Merging differences between 1.1 and 1.2 into file1.c"

cvs commit -m "Merged HEAD->Branch1" file1.c
	[Revisions - HEAD: 1.2, Branch1:, Branch2: 1.1]
	[ == 1.2]

cvs update -jBranch2 file1.c
	"Merging differences between 1.2 and 1.1 into file1.c"

cvs commit -m "Merged Branch2->Branch1" file1.c
	[Revisions - HEAD: 1.2, Branch1:, Branch2: 1.1]
	[ == 1.1]

When I merged Branch2->Branch1 it undid the changes from HEAD (1.1-1.2).
Surely this is wrong?


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