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From Ben Reser <...@reser.org>
Subject Re: SVN 1.8.x erroneously assumes a reintegrate merge and gives error E195016
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:20:10 GMT
On 1/16/14, 8:34 AM, Keath Milligan wrote:
> We are running into an issue similar to the one described in http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2013-12/0171.shtml
when performing some sync merges. svn issues error "E195016: Reintegrate can only be used
if revisions…” but this isn’t a reintegrate merge. When this happens, the only work
around appears to be to specify the revision range to merge explicitly, which is very confusing
and error prone for less experienced users.
> 
> Is there something we can do to help svn’s reintegrate logic work better?
> 
> Note that this is not the dropped character problem described in other posts. We have
confirmed that all of the paths in svn:mergeinfo are correct.

Can you provide a minimal reproduction recipe (starting with a new repository)
that demonstrates the issue?  It's very difficult to diagnose merge issues
without looking at the repository (which I'm going to assume you can't let us
do, though if you could that may be helpful) because the history is very
important to the behavior of merge.

Some general guidelines on how to report a bug are here:
http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/issues.html#reporting-bugs

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