[cvsnt] Problem merging file added on HEAD into a branch

Bartolomeo Nicolotti bnicolotti at siapcn.it
Fri Jul 27 09:00:33 BST 2007

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Hi there!

I tried again to merge a file added in the HEAD to a branch and EUREKA! It
works! I think that the previous time the problem was that to merge I used
the command

cvs update -jHEAD SINGLE-file-name

But as the file was absent in the branch this command simply cheked-out
the file in a strange way (due to the -jHEAD option I think).

This time I've done:

cvs update -rBRANCH -jHEAD SINGLE-file-name


then commited the file and every thing has gone smooth.


Problem merging file added on HEAD into a branch
Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Fri Jul 20 18:18:05 BST 2007

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Bartolomeo Nicolotti wrote:

>> Not sure, but what happens when you now update the branch? Does it stay
>> or does it go away? If it stays, the merge somehow already marked the
>> file as now being on the branch, without an actual commit on the
>> branch.

> Yes, I think you're right! Here's the log for the added file:

I think I was wrong. The merge does add such files automatically, but a
commit is still necessary. See also

So I can't explain your results.


Bartolomeo Nicolotti
SIAP Sistemi Applicativi s.r.l.

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