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Re: some files are missed in importing

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: some files are missed in importing
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 00:25:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Larry Jones <lawrence.jones@ugs.com> wrote:
> root writes:
> > 
> > when I typed this command, some important files are ignored
> [...]
> > what should I do to solve this problem?

> That's hard to say.  It looks like you're trying to import a CVS working
> directory (hopefully, one from another system).

Some groups ship tarballs with CVS subdirectories and .cvsignore's, too.

> You can't actually
> import the CVS subdirectories without hopelessly confusing your CVS. 
> The other files are probably listed in .cvsignore files in their
> containing directories -- you can import them by temporarily deleting
> the .cvsignore files, doing the import, then replacing the .cvsignore
> files and doing the import again to get the .cvsignore files.

Or, if it's not too late, delete the .cvsignore files and repeat
the import, using exactly the same release tag.

(Hmmm, question:  can a .cvsignore ignore .cvsignore ?)

pa at panix dot com

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