[cvsnt] Rename in branch causing merge issues

Krooshof, Frederik Frederik.Krooshof at raet.com
Thu Feb 7 08:00:57 GMT 2008

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Hello Eric,

May be I'm a bit old-fashioned. I'm working with CVSNT 2.5.03 build

This is what would work for me:

1. do the merge & commit in the trunk.
2. duplicate the resulting source in the trunk and rename it.
3. add & commit the new source in the trunk.
4. remove the old source.

The only disadvantage of this procedure is the loss of revision history.
But if the need to rename is that big, I wouldn't bother.


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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Rename in branch causing merge issues

> > I have renamed some files in a branch using cvs rename and committed

> > them properly (commit the directory) as per the documentation.
> > Everythign works
> > great as long as I remain within the branch.  However, when I try to

> > merge the branch back into the trunk, the renamed files aren't 
> > merging.  I had been expecting the renamed files to replace the 
> > trunk files, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
> Merge will not 're-perform' renames - a merge acts on file contents 
> not file names.

Ok - how do I need to handle this then in order not to break everything?
Do I need to first rename the files in my HEAD, commit the rename then
perform the merge?



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