[cvsnt] Yet another obscure merge problem

Harrison, Andrew andy.harrison at anite.com
Tue Feb 24 17:49:35 GMT 2004

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> From: Tony Hoyle [mailto:tmh at nodomain.org]
> There is no way at all to do this automatically even if there *is* a
> revision at the branchpoint.
> Let's say you have:
> How to you merge branch1 into branch2?  It's impossible - you can't
> know whether deleting the file is a valid action,  so you do nothing,
> and flag up a warning.  Similarly you can't merge branch2 into
> branch1.

Ok, I agree that for that example you can't do it, but that's not the
situation that I'm in.

> For the deletion/addition to make any sense there must be no changes
> at all to the target branch since the last common ancestor.  This is
> the only case where any kind of automatic delete/add works.

Right! And that is exactly what I'm trying to do, but I can't get it to


I now want to merge Branch1 into Branch2. There have been no changes in
either branch (in this file). What would you expect the result to be?


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