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Re: import inconsistency

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: import inconsistency
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 22:09:29 GMT

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> wrote in message 
> Paul Edwards wrote:
> > No head yet.
> ...
> > Strange Thing 1: The new file you added stays in the Attic.
> This isn't strange at all.
> The Attic reflects the head-deadness of a file. Nothing more, nothing less.
> What I still don't understand, is *why do you care?*
> If you don't use the head, why do you care about the status of files on it?

My production files are in the Attic.  No-one else has this
situation, so I expose myself to bugs that no-one else sees.

> Why do you care about the internal structure of the CVS repository?

The same reason that person who reported the bug with
case-insensitive files not working properly, only in the

> > Strange Thing 3: People are perplexed why you don't use the
> > Attic, while as far as you can tell, you've set everything up in
> > the most logical manner possible.
> Your method probably is the most logical for the situation, but you are
> still using vendor branches in a way they were not originally intended for.

I thought they were intended for exactly this purpose.

> Now, there may possibly be a way to make vendor branches work better in your
> use case,

They do work.  There's only some minor problems or

BFN.  Paul.

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