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Re: Merge issue using client 1.11.21 and server 1.11.17

From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: Merge issue using client 1.11.21 and server 1.11.17
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 21:16:01 +0100
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On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 03:18:55PM -0400, Jim Hyslop wrote:
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>Jensen, Chris wrote:
>> I ran into a strange issue trying to do a merge.
>Chris, sorry to take so long to get back to you on this.
>> Using the 1.11.21 client delivered with Fedora Core 5
>> and a server running 1.11.17 (using pserver), cvs would
>> not identify merge conflicts.
>> Grepping through the merged files found the conflicts.
>> The client also allowed committing without resolving the
>> conflicts, but the files with conflicts were not committed.
>> No warnings or errors were displayed.  Commits of those
>> files with conflicts simply resulted in a no-op, as if there
>> were no differences.  CVS diffs also showed no differences
>> when they did exist.
>I suspect user error in this case.
>This suggests that the conflict markers were checked into the
>repository, and as such did not really create conflicts on your local
>directory. Check out the pre-merged revision of the file into a fresh
>directory. For example, if the update command brought your file to rev
>1.23, and committing it brought it to 1.24, check out rev 1.23. If the
>file contains the merge markers, then it was user error on the part of
>the person who checked in rev 1.23 (or whichever rev. in which the
>markers first appeared).

Hmmm. These are exactly the symptoms I'm seeing in 1.12.13...!

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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