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RE: cvs checkout

From: Jerry Nairn
Subject: RE: cvs checkout
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 14:24:26 -0800

Of course, rearranging the contents of the repository, as Derek suggested,
makes it even more difficult to get back to something you had in the past.
I agree that there is reason to be reluctant to arbitrarily change the
modules file. However, the modules file is versioned, but the layout of the
repository is not. There is greater reason to avoid moving things around in
the repository.

> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 10:24 AM
> Dennis Jones writes:
> > I checkout 'CVSROOT' and modify the modules file all the 
> time, and it IS
> > versioned.  I can do a 'cvs log' command on it just like 
> any other file in
> > the repository, and I see all the different versions and 
> log messages I have
> > entered in the past.
> What Derek meant when he said that the modules file isn't versioned is
> that if you do something like:
>       cvs co -D 1998-01-01 mymodule
> CVS will use the *current* contents of the modules file to 
> determine the
> makeup of mymodule rather than what the contents were on January 1,
> 1998.  If you've changed the definition of mymodule since then, you

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