[cvsnt] Yet another obscure merge problem

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Feb 24 20:21:09 GMT 2004

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Harrison, Andrew wrote:
> Right! And that is exactly what I'm trying to do, but I can't get it to
> work!
> [Main]
>   |
>  1.1--[Branch1]
>   |
> (1.2)--[Branch2]
> 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?
Exactly what happens... absolutely nothing, since branch1 hasn't changed 
since branch2 was created.

$ cvs log mergetest.txt
Working file: mergetest.txt
head: 1.2
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
         branch2: 1.2
         branch1: 1.1
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 2;     selected revisions: 2
revision 1.2
date: 2004/02/24 20:16:14;  author: tmh;  state: dead;  lines: +0 -0; 
kopt: kv; commitid: 5f4403bb10e0000;
*** empty log message ***
revision 1.1
date: 2004/02/24 20:15:41;  author: tmh;  state: Exp;  kopt: kv; 
commitid: 628403bb0ec0000;
*** empty log message ***

$ cvs update -r branch2 mergetest.txt
cvs server: mergetest.txt is no longer in the repository

$ cvs update -j branch1 mergetest.txt

$ cvs status mergetest.txt
File: no file mergetest.txt             Status: Up-to-date

    Working revision:    No entry for mergetest.txt
    Repository revision: 1.2     D:/repo/bintest/mergetest.txt,v
    Expansion option:    kv
    Commit Identifier:   5f4403bb10e0000


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