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Re: Rollback

From: Cornellious Mann
Subject: Re: Rollback
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 10:54:41 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks to everyone for the great information on how to
handle rollbacks.

--- Kaz Kylheku <address@hidden> wrote:
> In article
> <address@hidden>,
> Cornellious Mann wrote:
> >Is there a concept of rollback in CVS?  What is the
> >best practice for removing a change that is checked
> >in, but is not a good change?  Thanks.
> The concept of rollback is flawed in the context of
> a truly concurrent
> versioning system. By the time you decide that the
> change is bad,
> someone may have tagged it with a release, or
> started a branch at
> that point and so on. Rolling back would be a
> destructive operation
> that could corrupt the structure of the repository.
> Instead, what you must do is simply to undo your
> edits, and then 
> commit a new version.  CVS can help you undo your
> edits as a reverse
> merge operation. For example, if the mistaken
> revision is 1.18, you
> can apply a reverse patch from 1.18 to 1.17 to your
> working copy:
>       cvs update -j 1.18 -j 1.17 <filename>
> This will work even if 1.18 is no longer the latest
> version, in which
> case there may be conflicts to resolve.
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Cornellious Mann

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