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Re: cvs import forgets files

From: Lars Brueckner
Subject: Re: cvs import forgets files
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:27:51 +0200
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On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:18:14AM +0000, Pierre Asselin wrote:
> Lars Brueckner <brueckner@ito.tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:
> An alternative would be to see if you can live without
> the missing files.  Usually they are generated files that
> the developers don't want in *their* repository, but they
> include them in the tarballs to remove the dependency
> on the tools that generates them.  If you have the tools,
> you can leave them out of your repository too.

Mozilla will not build without some of these files, that
was the reason I stumpled upon this. 
Will try to report this upstream.

> (I do hate tarballs with .cvsignore's, though.)

They are actually quite useful if you plan to have your
own CVS :-) 
I wonder what was the reason to implement -I !
with this strange semantic in the first place.
Almost all Makefiles offer a distclean...


Lars Br├╝ckner                         brueckner@ito.tu-darmstadt.de 
IT Transfer Office, Darmstadt University of Technology

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