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RE: Renaming directory in repository--questions

From: Thornley, David
Subject: RE: Renaming directory in repository--questions
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 16:14:18 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> Rajesh Patwardhan writes:
> >
> > My thoughts: 
> > 1) make the new_dir as described from outside repository. 
> > 2) in the actual directories on the cvs repository copy 
> concerned ,v files
> > into the new_dir location.
> > Since all files are same (only under a different parent 
> directory )it would
> > also continue to have history at the new location.
> The problem with that is that when you check out an old 
> version, you'll
> get the files in both places, which isn't right.  If that's not
> acceptable, I think you mark all the old revisions as dead using cvs
> admin, but I'm not sure whether that would have any undesirable side
> effects or not.

What I do in cases like this is to copy the files, "cvs rm" the files
in the old directory, and remove all the tags from the files in the
new directory.  It isn't an ideal solution, but it generally works
well enough.

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