[cvsnt] Mergepoint issues on b2382

Harrison, Andy andy.harrison at anite.com
Fri Jan 12 16:02:24 GMT 2007

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> Let's go through this again.  For the final time.
> Create file - Revision 1.1
> Commit a revision to A - Revision
> Make changes on A - Revision
> Make changes on HEAD - Revision 1.2
> Merge HEAD->A - diff(1.1:1.2)->
> Merge A->HEAD
> With one directional mergepoints:
> diff(1.1:>1.2
> With bidirectional mergepoints:
> diff(>1.2 (ie. a null diff, losing the changes in 
> and 

With respect to Tony, and apologies to others for carrying this on, that
is not what happens in 2.0.58d. As I explained, when I do that last
merge if does diff(1.2:, not diff( as you claim.
Using 2.5.03 it does indeed do diff(1.1:

As you have pointed out Tony, the prime importance is the preservation
of data. This is one aspect of CVS that I have always noted and been
impressed with. Bearing this in mind, I realise that if I want this
particular functionality (with the warnings of potential data-loss
noted) then I will either have to add the patch myself or go back to
2.0.58d. So I'm going to again attempt to build the source. 

If I have build problems, should I address them to this list or


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