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Attic headaches.

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Attic headaches.
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:17:53 GMT
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

When you are merging a file add from a branch to the main trunk,
such that the version file will move out of the Attic, if there is
some kind of commit failure, sometimes the move out of the Attic
is not properly rolled back. So the working copy is left pointing
to a nonexistent file in the repository. The solution is to
go into the repository and move the file back into the Attic.

Here is another Attic-related problem: when files move into or out
of the Attic, symbolic links break. (I know, symbolic links are bad
and all that, but sometimes they are handy, in small quantities).

What purpose does Attic really serve? What could CVS not do if Attic
directories did not exist? If it doesn't add any capability to the
software, maybe it should be removed.

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