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Sean Keane
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Joined: Nov 03, 2010
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Hi guys,

I have just started to use Subversion and I am having some difficulty with merging. Would anyone be able to help?

I am attempting to create a merge conflict but one is not occurring where I expect it to. My test case is based on the following set up:

1. Create repository with the following structure

- HelloWorldProject\trunk\HelloWorldProject
- HelloWorldProject\branches

2. Add to the trunk:

3. Create branch from the HEAD of the trunk called BRANCH_01

My repository structure is now as follows:
- HelloWorldProject\trunk\HelloWorldProject
- HelloWorldProject\branches\BRANCH_01\HelloWorldProject

4. Modify on the branch

5. Modify on the trunk to create a conflicting change

6. Merge the branch into the trunk

Now I expect these two lines to conflict

TRUNK: System.out.println("Hello World v1.0 - change from trunk for merge conflict");
BRANCH: System.out.println("Hello World v1.0 - change from BRANCH_01 for merge conflict");

But here is what I get on the TRUNK:

When I run a diff, here is what I get:

For all these operations I am using TortoiseSVN.

Any ideas of why I am not seeing a merge conflict? Cheers, Sean.

SCJP (1.4 | 5.0), OCJP (6.0), OCMJD
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