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Re: CVS ignores new files on branch if already on trunk, caused DATA LO
Derek R. Price
Re: CVS ignores new files on branch if already on trunk, caused DATA LOSS
Tue, 03 Apr 2001 15:32:37 -0400
Jakob Bøhm wrote:
> The following bug has been reproduced with cvs 1.10.5 and 1.11 on NT
> and 1.10.8 on RedHat Linux. Each using a :local: repository.
> When a working directory contains a new file which has not yet been
> subjected to "cvs add", both "cvs -n -q update" and "cvs release -d"
> normally report the new file with a "?" (question mark) symbol. I
> heavily on this behavior to determine if any files need to be added.
> However if the working directory is on a branch and a file by that
> is already checked in on the trunk cvs does not list the file and
> behaves as if the file was in cvsignore. This bug caused me to loose
> entire files when backporting a fix from the trunk to a branch.
I verified this. The fix should be checked in shortly.
Derek Price CVS Solutions Architect ( http://CVSHome.org )
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