[pLog-svn] How do I merge my code with plog latest code easily.

Oscar Renalias phunkphorce at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 10:30:20 GMT 2005

somebody put this in the wiki... this probably is the question of the
month!! (I've already seen it a few times in the forums)


On 7/10/05, Jon Daley <plogworld at jon.limedaley.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, nick nizhenyuan wrote:
> > I am using SVN now.  But I still don't know how to merge my code with
> > the latest plog code, I am really a green hand here:)
> >
> > For example, I checked out plog 1.0.2 and control it by SVN, then I
> > added some of my code to it, so the question is how can I merge my new
> > files with the new lyupdated plog1.0.2 got from plogworld?
>         It works best if you have the code somewhere that it doesn't
> matter if the server is down for a bit, but if you do it often, and pay
> attention to what changes are going to affect you, you can do it on a
> production server.
>         'svn status -u' will show what you have modified locally, and what
> files have been modified remotely.
>         If there aren't lines that were modified locally and remotely,
> presumably, there shouldn't be any problems, and you just run 'svn
> update', and all of the code will be merged (and then erase wizard.php
> quick...)
>         The potential for problems occur when you have modified something
> that someone else modified.  subversion will do a decent job of merging
> them together, but if you modified the same line, it will fail, and if you
> modified something really close to another line, it probably won't be able
> to figure out the right thing to do.
>         In that case, during the update, instead of outputting 'G'
> (meaning merGed) it will output 'C' for conflict.  It will then create a
> couple files:
>    index.php     <- merged file, with both changes, split by <<< and >>>
>                    and you manually edit it.
>    index.php.r123   <- latest remote file
>    index.php.r122   <- version that your changes were based off of.
>    index.php.mine   <- your file
> You decide what to do:
>    merge the changes manually (just edit index.php)
>    accept the new changes and throw away your own (move index.r123 to
>       index.php)
>    keep your changes (move index.php.mine to index.php)
>    When you are happy with everything, run 'svn resolved index.php' and
> subversion will clean up the old files.
>         I usually run a 'svn update -u', and see if there will be any
> conflicts.  If there have been lots of updates, sometimes I will run 'svn
> update class' and then 'svn update templates', and then a root directory
> svn update, because the wizard.php will be updated first, and you don't
> want that hanging around very long.
>         The more often you do the updates, the easier the merging is.
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