How to configure multiple trunks?

We have a SVN structure which is something like this:


I have configured the repository to
SVN URL /svn/
Path /product/

I did not want to have all the components in one trunk, so I configured custom SVN Symbolic Rules. For example:


Regular Expression ([^/]+)/([^/]+)/trunk(/|$)
Name ${1}-${2}-trunk
Logical Path Prefix ${1}/${2}


Regular Expression ([^/]+)/([^/]+)/branches/([^/]+)
Name ${1}-${2}-${3}
Logical Path Prefix ${1}/${2}

Testing I get:

Container trunk:component1-service-trunk
Logical Path component1/service/path/to/
Logical Tail path/to/


Container branch:component1-service-branch1
Logical Path component1/service/path/to/
Logical Tail path/to/

To me that looked good so far. However, creating a branched-based review, I run into errors. First error is that there is no "trunk" which is obvious in my configuration. However, if I select the proper "${1}-${2}-trunk", I get the error "Attempt to add too many revisions to a review - no more than 800 file revisions are allowed."

Looking into the Commit Graph, no branching can be seen either.

Point being: is Fisheye unable to handle "dynamic" trunk names like this? Do I absolutely have to use "trunk"?

2 answers

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Lukasz Pater Atlassian Team Feb 23, 2015

Hi Steffen,

Thanks for your report.

The problem you're seeing seems similar to the known issue with branch reviews for certain SVN custom symbolic rules configuration. This is tracked as, please watch that issue for updates.

Your symbolic rules configuration looks okay at a glance, and branch reviews should be able to cope with having multiple trunks. We'll investigate and update further via the JIRA issue. 

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Hi Steffen Breitbach,

There is a bug that FishEye and Crucible will always assume there is a a trunk with "trunk" name in any svn repository. This will appear in :

  • the default base branch on the branch review screen
  • the first branch at the branch selector list on the branch review screen
  • the first branch at the branch selector list on the repository browser

I have created a bug and thats why you are getting the first "there is no trunk" error.

However I am unable to reproduce the problem that the branch review would try to include the initial base branch in the review. Also the fact that the Commit Graph is not showing branching is worrying.

Could you please tell me:

  • how do you create branches in svn (command example)
  • do you have any excludes defined for this svn repository

Best regards,



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