Strange commit

Ed Maste emaste at
Thu Apr 2 19:35:21 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2 Apr 2020 at 14:51, Kyle Evans <kevans at> wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand what's going on here... it's a merge commit
> that didn't have any new files or moved files. This is the exact
> result you get from svn merge -c from the vendor/ branch with just
> file modifications -- note the svn:mergeinfo.

My working theory right now is that svn2git fails to detect merge
commits that only modify existing files and do not copy any new files.
I found a document[1] that svn2git should parse mergeinfo, but that's
in the context of a working / topic branch, not a vendor branch. That
document does point out that "grafts" can be used to retrofit the
history after the conversion, if we must.

More investigation is needed.


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