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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [PATCH]
Date Tue, 21 Dec 1999 14:47:42 GMT
Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 10:48:53PM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > > my understanding is
> > > that if we want to maintain CVS repository history, this won't be fun.
> >
> > Actually, I think that's wrong - reinstated files just come back from
> > the dead, complete with old history and memory lapses. I'm sure I've
> > tested this.
> Right, but I'm talking about using:
> 1. cp on taz
> 2. cvs rm
> 3. Eliminate tags
> as the move technique. If we later want to move back
> to, for whatever reason, I would imagine that the "cp on
> taz" step would confuse CVS unless we eliminate the version in the
> Attic as well, and then we have to put back all the tags that we
> lopped off when doing ->

Yeah, well, I've always said that copying the version history was
bollocks, and this is just futher proof that I'm right.

> The other option is to lose history of course, by just doing a cvs
> add.

Which is the correct way, and note the old location when you check it
in, or in the file, or whatever.




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