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Re: adding on branch

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: adding on branch
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 10:49:10 +0100

Paul Edwards wrote:
> What is the logic behind the fact that when you have a project
> checked out on a branch, and then you go:
> cvs add filename.c
> cvs commit -m "." filename.c
> it gets put into the Attic directory instead of the normal directory?

When you add on a branch, the head revision is dead, therefore, Attic.

> Is this because a checkout on the "head" would otherwise pick
> up this branch "automatically"/"accidentally"?

Just following the normal rules about whether something is in the Attic or

> But when a subsequent "cvs add" is done, not on a branch, then
> it is taken out of the Attic

Well, the head revision is now alive, so the RCS file no longer belongs in
the Attic.

> (but unfortunately Attic is not removed -

I guess that wasn't considered important. Having an empty Attic doesn't hurt

> Ok, but an import is another way of adding a "head" version.
> So the import should also go through the same logic, moving a
> file out of the Attic and putting it into the normal spot,

No, if you import on top of a dead head revision, you get a conflict, as
expected, and then you merge, and the commit after that commits and alive
revision, causing the RCS file to move out of the Attic.


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