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Subject: Re: [boost] [SVN] Spurious changes to lots of files....
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-07 17:06:00

On 4/7/2012 12:07 PM, Daniel James wrote:
> On 7 April 2012 17:25, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Daniel, is there any way to clean up the merge info Boost-wide and bring
>> these stray files back into the fold?
> The merge data in a directory can be removed with:
> svn propdel -q -R svn:mergeinfo directory
> But that can knock out tracking data that someone is actually using,
> so that when they next try to merge it will reapply revisions that
> have already been merged.

I was thinking of something a little more finessed. :-) For instance, if
changelist N only touches one file, and I merge that change to that one
file (instead of doing it at the root), the results *should* be the
same, right? But it sounds like they're not. The mergeinfo forks, in a
sense. There should be a way to automatically detect and fix up these
sorts of pointless mergeinfo forks.

But whatever. Can we just move to git, please? ;-)

Eric Niebler
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