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RE: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc

From: Adnan Khan
Subject: RE: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:14:51 -0700

Hi Noel,
I apologize for sending too many emails, This is my first time to download patch from your rcvs project site. I wanted to ask you if you have the cvs tree some where, so that I dont have to get multiple patches and I can only get the specific version files rather than merging lot of them .

It would be good idea to put the diff b/w the released(1.10.8) version and the new patch version for the various patches that you have up there on the site.  So that novices like me dont bug you a lot.

This is just a suggestion. I dont know what methodology people follow for various software patches.

Do I just need to get patch number below or do I need the ones with the question marks as well
100595? 100596?

Is there a way to release a lock on a file without making any changes to it.
Again I thank you for all the support that you have provided me.



-----Original Message-----
From: Noel L Yap [mailto:address@hidden]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 4:50 PM
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: RE: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc

The normal "cvs editors" command will work fine.

The patches can be downloaded from SourceForge (project RCVS).  They are against

cvs-1.10.8 does not incorporate the patches.

Also note that some of the patches extend the meaning of valid edits (cvs-1.10.8
has edits per file per user, the patches has edits per file per location (ie
hostname/working directory) per user).


address@hidden on 2000.09.18 19:20:41

To:   address@hidden
cc:   address@hidden
Subject:  RE: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc

Hi Noel,

Thanks for the info. Is there a way to get the status back  on that
particular file whether it is locked or not. Where do I download the patches
from, if a  cvs release with patches is available that will be great. One of
my earlier questions does 1.10.8 incorporate the patches?


-----Original Message-----
From: Noel L Yap [mailto:address@hidden]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:00 PM
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc

address@hidden on 2000.09.18 16:01:05
>I have been browsing the egroups message boards/rcvs
>What I need to ask you is firstly I need  the patches for the strict
>locking, where can I download them from, I only see the patches for the
>patches for the/ which ones do I need. Also Is there a way with the "cvs
>edit" to know if the file is already locked by a user(or include a swtitch
>with cvs status to include this feature if not already there).
>I had been using the admin -l here but need to switch to either rcs
>(dont want to because of the features that cvs provides you with) or to
>with cvs if there is some feature that can allow me to have a error free
>strict locking. Also is there some way to to remove the question which cvs
>asks if you try to use cvs admin -l on a file that is already locked by
>another user(Do you want to break the lock?) or have a status which can
>me about the locks.
>I appreciate your help in this regards,

Take a look at the patches for "cvs edit -c", "cvs edit -f", and "cvs ci
They're not exactly what you're asking for, but they're close.  CVS has no
strict locking.  What these patches do is mimic locking (eg "cvs edit -c"
abort if there exists another edit on the file(s) and "cvs ci -c" will abort
the user doesn't have a valid edit on the file(s)).  "cvs edit -f" allows
to override an "edit -c" in their .cvsrc file.

The assumption that these patches make is that developers respect the
procedures.  If it's deemed that users should never "cvs edit -f" certain
and you find that they do (and that it causes problems for others), they
some disciplining.


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