It would be nice if svn-apply had an option to skip all changes to ChangeLog files, for use
when not planning to commit after application. The specific case I am thinking of that this
would help with is the following scenario:
- The user is using git-svn (not sure if this happens with pure SVN)
- There are two ChangeLog entries in a row with the same header
- The user neglected to `git-svn rebase` or `svn up` before generating the patch
In this case, git will generate a patch that looks something like this:
2016-04-14 John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ Enhance interface foo with bar.
+ Reviewed By: NOBODY (OOPS).
+ This change does something
+2016-04-14 John Doe <email@example.com>
Some other change that happens to be by John Doe.
The behavior of svn-apply, which is to attempt to patch the ChangeLog with `patch --fuzz=3`,
will not be sufficient, since a fuzz value of 3 will not work with this patch if HEAD has a
completely different ChangeLog entry at the top.
Created attachment 276519 [details]
Adds an option to svn-apply to not apply changes to ChangeLog files.
Comment on attachment 276519 [details]
Seems OK. I would have put this logic inside the existing ChangeLog section below, but I suppose that would have missed deleted and added change logs. But how common are those?