[cvsnt] Problem with Mergepoints

Harrison, Andrew andy.harrison at anite.com
Tue Feb 17 09:48:36 GMT 2004

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> From: Glen Starrett [mailto:grstarrett at cox.net]
> --Create a branch b2, already have branch grs-test1.
> --Change sandbox to b2, Add a file into b2, commit
> --Change sandbox to grs-test1
> --Merge from b2
> --> I now see the test file.

Ok, that's exactly it. But now look at the CVS headers of the file in
grs-test1. Does it have a mergepoint flag indicating that it was merged from
the b2 branch? Mine does not.

Try this, following on from what you've done above.

--Change sandbox to b2

--Modify the file, commit

--Change sandbox to grs-test1
--Merge from b2
--> At this point I get a conflict, and looking at the details it simply
shows the entire contents of the file conflicting between the two versions.
The only way I can stop this happening is to manually edit the RCS file and
add the mergepoint in (nasty!).


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