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Re: Bug in cvs commit

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Bug in cvs commit
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 23:15:25 -0500 (EST)

Raye Raskin writes:
>         The developer then made a mistake: He copied all his new files and
>         directories into his working branch directory without adding them
>         there.
>         He then did a "cvs commit".  This seems to have exposed a bug in
>         cvs.  To wit: Even though he hadn't done a "cvs add" in his branch
>         tree, cvs took the files and committed them on the trunk where he
>         HAD added them.

That's not a bug, that's the normal consequence of the mistake.  When
the developer copied all of "his" new files into his working directory,
he also copied the CVS subdirectories and, most importantly, the
CVS/Entries files that recorded the files' having been added to the

-Larry Jones

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