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On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:54:55AM -0800, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > A distfile-only Manifest should merge extremely well, as it will seldom
> > have conflicts.
> I'd considered only the distfiles in manifests. There will still be a
> conflict every time there is a newer version in one branch (say an
> overlay, where the files are copied directly across and one bump is
> made) and older versions are deleted in the other branch (during a
> typical tree cleanup), right?
Simultaneous add and delete being merged in the same spot of the file is
the only time I can create a conflict. This case already happens with
CVS, we just 'solve' it by doing regen instead of fixing by hand.
1. DIST line already exists on A, not on B
Merge A->B - no conflict
2. Identical DIST line exists in both A and B but was added separately.
Merge A->B - Git sees that the exact changeset already exists and no
3. A has a line added. B has a line removed right in the same spot as
the added line.
Merge A->B - Git triggers a conflict.
Robin Hugh Johnson
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