This may show some unrelated property changes, but these can be ignored.Next, build and test the kernel, and, once the tests are complete, commit the code as normal, making sure that the commit message starts with Make sure to commit a top level directory to have the mergeinfo included as well.For instance, if you merge a revision that changed a kernel , you would merge the kernel change to sys, and the userland bits to the appropriate userland directories, then commit all of these in one go.The source will almost invariably be the same as the target.Therefore, it may be useful to have a partial checkout of the complete tree (a full checkout would be very painful).To do this, first check out the root of the repository: It is possible to anonymously check out the Free BSD repository with Subversion.
For example, will probably be useful, for instance when merging changes to stable/7.
Subversion has a number of features that should make developers' lives easier.
The most important advantage to Subversion (and the reason why Free BSD switched) is that it handles branches and merging much better than CVS does.
This will give access to a read-only tree that can be updated, but not committed to.
To do this, use the following command: resulted in a merge conflict, Subversion will remember which files have conflicts and refuse to commit any changes to those files until explicitly told that the conflicts have been resolved.