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Re: Post-Installation of CVS 1.11.1p1

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Post-Installation of CVS 1.11.1p1
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 09:32:10 -0400

QS CVS wrote:
As a post-intallation of CVS 1.11.1p1 upgrade from 1.10 or 1.11,
I wonder if it's always safe to re-initialize the CVSROOT as follows:

Re-initialize CVSROOT to make sure all the admin files are compatible with
the latest version of CVS

        login as admin or user
        cd $HOME/workspace
        cvs co CVSROOT
        mv CVSROOT CVSROOT.old
        cvs init
        cvs co CVSROOT

If you have customized admin files in CVSROOT, you need do the following:

        cd CVSROOT
        cp ../CVSROOT.old/<admin file> .
        cvs commit

It never hurts to back up just in case, but a fresh init should simply create any admin files that aren't present.

Also I wonder if I should delete $CVSROOT/CVSROOT before issuing "cvs init"

Again, this isn't necessary.  As far as I know, the worst that is going to happen without this is you might be missing a new default in CVSROOT/config or some comments in one of the files.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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