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Re: CVS can't recognize identical changes when merging


From: Stephen Rasku
Subject: Re: CVS can't recognize identical changes when merging
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 14:02:11 -0800 (PST)

>Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:57:55 -0500
>From: "Derek R. Price" <address@hidden>
>To: Stephen Rasku <address@hidden>
>CC: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: CVS can't recognize identical changes when merging
>
>Stephen Rasku wrote:
>
>> Found on CVS 1.10.8
>>
>> If make a branch tag on a file and then make the identical change 
on
>> the branch and on the trunk and then try to merge from the branch 
to
>> the trunk you will get conflicts.  CVS should recognize that the
>> conflicts are identical and just keep one copy.
>
>It usually does, but I don't know when the change went in.  I thought 
it
>was before 1.10.8.  You might want to upgrade to 1.11.
>
>Aside from that, perhaps the change wasn't really identical?  A 
single
>character difference is all it takes...
>

Well, I reduced the number of conflicts from 20 files down to 3 by 
using a base tag.  That is, using:

        cvs update -kk -j branch-base -j branch
        
instead of just:

        cvs update -kk -j branch
        
So the changes must be identical or the conflicts would still be there 
when using a base tag.

I'll test this on cvs 1.11 and see if it still occurs.

-- 
Stephen Rasku                   E-mail: address@hidden
Senior Software Engineer        Web:    http://www.tgivan.com/
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