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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Expat patch #3
Date Sat, 22 May 1999 21:06:15 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> 
> In article <374675DC.76022A16@lyra.org> you wrote:
> > Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> >>
> >> In article <3745E84A.F9481DE5@Golux.Com> you wrote:
> >> > Greg Stein wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> I'll check in everything but my changes to http_main.c, which is
> >> >> actually the portion that you have an issue with. I'll still honor
your
> >> >> veto on that part, or are you changing to -0 for that, too?
> >> >
> >> > Moving things in CVS is a little complicated.  If I recall
> >> > correctly, the sequence for this should be:
> >> >
> >> > 1. cvs add src/lib
> >> > 2. in the master CVS repository, copy the regex/ directory
> >> >    and contents (regex/*,v) under lib/
> >> > 3. repeat for anything else moving
> >> > 4. cvs rm regex/* (and likewise for any other copied
> >> >    directories)
> >> >
> >> > Otherwise there's a risk of specific-version checkouts
> >> > not working correctly.  Steps 2 and 3 need to be done
> >> > on Taz.
> >> >
> >> > Did I get the sequence right?  Randy?  Anyone else want
> >> > to double-check me?
> >>
> >> That's correct. The main important point is that the src/regex/ has to be
> >> repository-copied to src/lib/regex/. No "cvs add" should be done for existing
> >> files, only a "cvs rm".
> >
> > I was planning to follow the directions located in 7.4.1 of:
> >
> > http://durak.org/cvswebsites/doc/cvs_7.html#SEC69
> >
> > Copying the history files will carry over tags and stuff which is the
> > Wrong Thing(tm). By doing an add/rm pair, the history of the old files
> > is maintained in their proper location, while the new files begin a new
> > set of history with no tags and stuff. Their initial comment states how
> > they arrived and where prior history information is located.
> 
> Err.... no, we've always preserved tags and history in such
> changes and I still think it's not a Wrong Thing (tm).

Well, some of us think it is wrong. I totally fail to understand why
people think it is a good idea to set up a situation where what you
check out for date/version X is not what you actually had.

Cheers,

Ben.

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