[cvsnt] Rename in branch causing merge issues

Eric B. ebenze at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 6 17:06:46 GMT 2008

> > I have renamed some files in a branch using cvs rename and
> > committed them
> > properly (commit the directory) as per the documentation.
> > Everythign works
> > great as long as I remain within the branch.  However, when I
> > try to merge
> > the branch back into the trunk, the renamed files aren't
> > merging.  I had
> > been expecting the renamed files to replace the trunk files, but that
> > doesn't seem to be the case.
> Merge will not 're-perform' renames - a merge acts on file contents not
> file names.

Ok - how do I need to handle this then in order not to break everything?  Do 
I need to first rename the files in my HEAD, commit the rename then perform 
the merge?



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