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Re: Merging in CVS

From: Jenn Vesperman
Subject: Re: Merging in CVS
Date: 23 Nov 2002 04:06:36 +1100

On Sat, 2002-11-23 at 03:35, MacMunn, Robert wrote:
> I am new to CVS.  I am testing out merging.
> When I merged 2 files I got extra lines teling me where the merged lines
> where.
> Is there any way around this ?

This means that the same lines were changed in the two files, and CVS
doesn't know which lines the humans want put where. It's called a
'conflict', and it requires human intervention.

> <<<<<<< nightly_kituibuild_sol_flash_LOG_Sep27_12.36.10_151
> #eeee
> #ffff
> #gggg
> =======
> #aaaaa
> #bbbb
> #cccc
> >>>>>>>

eeee, ffff and gggg were changed in the first file, and aaaaa, bbbb and
cccc were changed in the second file. Both were line numbers foo, foo+1
and foo+2, so CVS couldn't just plug them in as it normally does.

The way to prevent this from happening is to ensure that noone edits the
same lines of the same revision. :) Yes, that's overly simplistic. 

If you need more help or a better explanation, ask.

Jenn V.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture 
                you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.


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