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From Pier Fumagalli <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: Ripping the heart out
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2003 02:45:53 GMT
On 10/3/03 2:24, "Andrew Savory" <andrew@luminas.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> 
>> Good practice for sure, but not required as the code is available in
>> CVS: just checking out the code from a "known good" date (or CVS tag)
>> will allow you to rebuild the state of any day or CVS tag.
> 
> This would be great, but from my experiments last week there are no longer
> ANY "last known good" dates, since jar files appear to be missing all over
> the place in the (historic) repository.
> 
> (I tried 20021001, 20021101, 20021201, 20030101, 20030201, 20030212,
> 20030216 ...)
> 
> This may have been fixed by Pier's recent actions. Not keen to check over
> a modem though, so it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Nope, the files have been wiped out from the CVS server... Not much I can do
unless someone made some tapes of what was in there 3 weeks ago (before the
whole thread on "[proposal] Pruning up the CVS tree for real" happened...

And being things as they are we (ASF) don't have them yet. Me and Brian
decided to resort on remote backups on other machines (like on Nagoya), but
I will be putting those in place when Nagoya gets upgraded to solaris-9 and
reorganized from scratch (probably in the next month or so).

The only option is to reconstruct the CVS archive from the source and binary
distributions we archive, or at least, try to bring back the now-existing
"cocoon-2.0" (or "cocoon-2-historic", "cocoon_2_0_3_branch") to a clean
build and reroll another distro ASAP...

    Pier


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