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Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:04:50 -0500 (EST)

Brian Hughes writes [quoting me quoting him]:
> > > If I have installed something from a tarball (it's a web app, a bunch of
> > > php mostly) and then I do a checkout ontop of it, will CVS work right?
> >
> >Maybe.  Sort-of.  Sometimes.  In other words, no.
> Well... suppose that digging out from the snowstorm here north of Boston on 
> Monday is just not causing me the requisite amount of suffering...  Can you 
> give me an example of what will probably go wrong?

Assuming there's no CVS metadata (i.e., no CVS subdirectories) and
you're using client/server CVS (which you would be in your situation),
you'll get the mysterious "move away file; it is in the way" message for
every file.

-Larry Jones

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research
to finding a cure for jerks. -- Calvin

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