svn mergeinfo updates needed in 1.5 book
peter at wemm.org
Mon Apr 21 19:13:50 CDT 2008
Chapter 4, "Basic merging", "Mergeinfo and Previews" has incorrect
information in it.
For example, the output of the 'svn mergeinfo .' command isn't
correct. The tests I did suggest that --from-source isn't a valid
switch anymore. It appears you always have to specify the source, not
"." as in the examples. Also, you have to specify --show-revs with
either "merged" or "eligible", both aren't just shown to you
automatically like the examples suggest.
Or.. I'm doing it wrong. Which is also a very good possibility.
For example, the book says:
$ svn mergeinfo .
Source path: /trunk
Merged ranges: r341:390
Eligible ranges: r391:395
but, if I try this on the svn-1.5 repo, I see:
peter at svn[11:56pm]/s/peter/svn-1.5-101> svn mergeinfo .
svn: Try 'svn help' for more info
svn: Path '' is not a URL
The actual commands that work:
peter at svn[11:57pm]/s/peter/svn-1.5-103> svn mergeinfo
peter at svn[11:58pm]/s/peter/svn-1.5-105> svn mergeinfo --show-revs
peter at svn[11:58pm]/s/peter/svn-1.5-106> svn mergeinfo --show-revs
And the example using --from-source:
$ svn mergeinfo --from-source \
Source path: /branches/other-branch
Eligible ranges: r360:364
.. doesn't work. there isn't a --from-source switch according to 'svn
May I humbly ask that somebody could do a sweep over this stuff who
knows what is actually going on here..
Oops. I just discovered that issue #109 is about this. Sorry for the
dup. Please consider this both as begging and as a bump request for
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